9780131127906

Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131127906

  • ISBN10:

    013112790X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This is the only introduction to offer balanced, inclusive, integrated treatment of educational research.This book comprehensively addresses both quantitative and qualitative approaches, with the goal of starting readers on the path to doing their own research as well as evaluating the research of others. After an overview of the nature of educational research, eight chapters explore specific steps in the research process, from identifying a problem through reporting one's findings. Coverage closes with eight research design chaptersexperimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative, mixed methods, and action research.For educational psychologists and counselors.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Educational Research
An Introduction to the Process of Research
Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
The Steps in the Process of Research
Identifying a Research Problem
Reviewing the Literature
Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses
Collecting Quantitative Data
Collecting Qualitative Data
Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data
Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data
Reporting and Evaluating Research
Research Designs
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs
Correlational Designs
Survey Designs
Grounded Theory Designs
Ethnographic Designs
Narrative Research Designs
Mixed Method Designs
Action Research Designs
Determining Size Using Sample Size Tables
Strategies for Defending a Research Proposal
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