By neglecting the ‘human’ factor in the process of research analysis, much has been lost and researchers are now looking for new ways to broaden the social reality in their research.

In this volume, originally published in 1993, the research perspective adopted shows new methods of dealing with the world of education, including ethnographic studies and action research. The ‘voices’ offer a critical insight into both the scientific rationale and the methodological application of their individual approaches. This book provides a rich source of material for students and researchers doing qualitative analysis.

Series Editor’s Preface.  Voices in Educational Research: An Introduction Michael Schratz  Part 1: Giving Personal Voices a Chance in Social Organizations  1. The Theatre of Daylight: Qualitative Research and School Profile Studies Jean Rudduck  2. Event Analysis and the Study of Headship Robert G. Burgess  3. The Concept of Quality in Action Research: Giving Practitioners a Voice in Educational Research Herbert Altrichter  4. From Cooperative Action to Collective Self-reflection: A Sociodynamic Approach to Educational Research Michael Schratz  Part 2: Listening to the Silent Voice Behind the Talk  5. Finding a Silent Voice for the Researcher: Using Photographs in Evaluation and Research Rob Walker  6. Why I Like to Look: On the Use of Videotape as an Instrument in Educational Research Hugh Mehan  7. Crosscultural, Comparative, Reflective Interviewing in Schönhausen and Roseville George and Louise Spindler  Part 3: Keeping Authentic Voices Alive and Well  8. Understanding the Incomprehensible: Redundancy Analysis as an Attempt to Decipher Biographic Interviews Dietmar Larcher  9. Voices of Beginning Teachers: Computer-assisted Listening to Their Common Experiences Günter L. Huber and Carlos Marcelo García  10. Empty Explanations for Empty Wombs: An Illustration of a Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data Shulamit Reinharz.  An Epilogue: Putting Voices Together Michael Schratz.  Notes on Contributors.  Index.