9780801309809

Educational Research : An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801309809

  • ISBN10:

    0801309808

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/1996
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

"Educational Research: An Introduction, Eighth Edition, " is the most comprehensive and widely respected text for scholars and for the preparation of graduate-level students who need to understand educational research in depth and conduct original research for a dissertation or thesis. A comprehensive introduction to the major research methods and types of data analysis used today, this text provides in-depth coverage of all facets of research, from the epistemology of quantitative and qualitative scientific inquiry to the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of a completed study.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
PART I Educational Research---The Field 1(42)
The Nature of Educational Research
3(40)
PART II Planning a Research Study 43(122)
Developing a Research Proposal
45(36)
Ethical, Legal, and Human Relations Issues in Educational Research
81(32)
Reviewing the Literature
113(52)
PART III Research Methods 165(206)
Statistical Techniques
167(48)
Selecting a Sample
215(30)
Collecting Research Data with Tests and Self-Report Measures
245(42)
Collecting Research Data with Questionnaires and Interviews
287(40)
Collecting Research Data through Observation and Content Analysis
327(44)
PART IV Quantitative Research Design 371(170)
Descriptive and Causal-Comparative Research Designs
373(36)
Correlational Research Designs
409(54)
Experimental Designs, Part 1
463(42)
Experimental Designs, Part 2
505(36)
PART V Approaches to Qualitative Research 541(136)
Case Study Research
543(48)
Qualitative Research Traditions
591(52)
Historical Research
643(34)
PART VI Applications of Research 677(48)
Evaluation Research
679(46)
Self-Check Test Answers 725(2)
Appendixes 727(26)
Glossary 753(22)
Name Index 775(6)
Subject Index 781

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