Part I: Policy studies and qualitative research
Chapter 1: Introduction: Studying senior policymakers and policy in education
via qualitative research methods.
Chapter 2: The case for qualitative research In education policy: rationale and examples.
Chapter 3: Designing and planning the qualitative policy study. Part II: Methodology and study design Chapter 4: Document analysis as a policy research tool. Chapter 5: Open-closed-open: The promises and perils of interviews with policymakers. Chapter 6: Observing policy: the art of policy watching. Chapter 7: Mapping qualitative policy analysis methods: toolbox, totem, or taboo. Chapter 8: Writing a policy report - crafting a policy story: how to turn private .knowledge into public knowledge part iii: ethics in qualitative policy studies. Part III: Ethics Chapter 9: An ethical paradigm for studying education policy and people of status and power: mapping the terrain. Chapter 10: Building trust: abusing trust? The art of confidentiality, intellectual validity, and informed consent. Coda References Index
Dan Gibton is Tenured Associate Professor at the Constantiner School of Education at Tel-Aviv University, Adjunct Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, and visiting Professor at the UCL Institute of Education, where he was also a research fellow in 2000, 2005, 2011, and 2015.