9780801319501

Applying Educational Research: A Practical Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801319501

  • ISBN10:

    0801319501

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/1999
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This text brings research alive for educators by introducing readers to people who actually " do" research. It helps readers learn how to locate, read, and interpret and apply the findings of educational research studies. The revision addresses how to design and conduct a research study in more detail. This text brings research alive for educators by introducing readers to people who actually " do" research. It helps readers learn how to locate, read, and interpret and apply the findings of educational research studies. The revision addresses how to design and conduct a research study in more detail. The text includes numerous recent, published research articles involving high-interest problems of educational practice. The chapters, which treat quantitative, qualitative, and applied forms of educational research, stand alone, allowing instructors to choose those they want to cover. Pre-service and in-service teachers and school leaders.

Table of Contents

I. THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH.

1. Using Research to Improve Educational Practice.

II. THE RESEARCH LITERATURE ON EDUCATION.

2. Conducting a Review of the Research Literature.

3. Using Primary Sources to Search the Literature.

4. Reading Secondary Sources.

III. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATION.

5. Reading Reports of Quantitative Research Studies.

6. Statistical Analysis of Research Data.

7. Descriptive and Causal-Comparative Research.

8. Correlational Research.

9. Experimental Research.

IV. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATION.

10. Case Studies in Qualitative Research.

11. Ethnographic Research.

12. Critical Theory-Based Research.

13. Historical Research.

V. APPLICATIONS OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY.

14. Evaluation Research.

15. Action Research.

Self-Check Test Answers.

Appendix 1: Preliminary Sources that Index the Education Literature.

Appendix 2: Clearinghouses and Support Components.

Appendix 3: Publications Containing Secondary Source Reviews of the Education Literature.

Appendix 4: Questions for Evaluating Quantitative Research.

Appendix 5: Questions for Evaluating Qualitative Research.

Glossary.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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