Preface (J.P. Keeves, G. Lakomski). Introduction. Overview of issues in educational research (J.P. Keeves). History of educational research (G. de Landsheere). Research paradigms in education (T. Husen). Research in education: epistemological issues (J.C. Walker, C.W. Evers). Teachers as researchers (S. Hollingsworth). Policy-oriented research (J.D. Nisbet). The Range of Approaches. Scientific methods in educational research (A. Kaplan). Biographical research methods (N.K. Denzin). Case study methods (A. Sturman). Ethnographic research methods (R. Taft). Historical methods in educational research (C.F. Kaestle). Narrative enquiry (F.M. Connelly, D.J. Clandinin). Naturalistic and rationalistic enquiry (E.G. Guba, Y.S. Lincoln). Action research (S. Kemmis). Critical discourse analysis (A. Luke). Critical theory and education (G. Lakomski). Hermeneutics (P.-J. Odman, D. Kerdeman). Issues. Research in education: nature, needs and priorities (J.P. Keeves, P.A. McKenzie). Equality of educational opportunity: philosophical issues (K.R. Howe). Feminist research methodology (B.D. Haig). Measurement in educational research (J.P. Keeves). Postmodernism (J. Marshall, M. Peters). Positivism, antipositivism and empiricism (D.C. Phillips). Phenomenology and existentialism (R. Small). From foundations to coherence in educational research (C.W. Evers). Symbol processing, situated action, and social cognition: implications for educational research and methodology (G. Lakomski). Name index. Subject index.