John O'Toole and David Beckett, Educational Research: Creative Thinking and Doing, (Oxford University Press : Melbourne)
Second edition of this well-received textbook for the expert educational practitioner who is beginning or underway in a research degree, such as a PhD or a DEd. Also helpful for those doing 'capstone' projects in Masters degrees. The conceptual approach is explicitly Wittgensteinian: 'back to the rough ground' of practice(s). First edition was 2010. Nothing from that was deleted. Various improvements include updated qualitative methodology sections and more examples of actual theses.