Fundamentals of Educational Research, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2/2/2015
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Accessible, contemporary, and thoughtful, Fundamentals of Educational Research helps readers become intelligent consumers of educational research and introduces basic research principles to those who may eventually use research in their work. Principles for conducting research and criteria for evaluating its overall credibility are presented in a concise manner, with numerous excerpts from published studies to enable readers to learn to read, understand, and evaluate research and to judge the usefulness of the findings for educational practice. The text facilitates learning with the inclusion of chapter objectives, roadmaps and concept maps, study questions, consumer tips, more than 175 examples from published articles, several full length articles, and author reflections. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments.


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0134013492 / 9780134013497 Fundamentals of Educational Research, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package, 7/e

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Author Biography

James H. McMillan is Professor of Education in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and Director of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium. He obtained his doctorate from Northwestern University and masters from Michigan State University. Dr. McMillan has also published Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry; Understanding and Evaluating Educational Research, Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment, Assessment Essentials for Standards-Based Education, and Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction in addition to more than sixty journal articles. His current research interests include classroom assessment, grading, student motivation, and the impact of high-stakes testing on schools and students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Research in Education 1

Chapter 2 Ethical Issues, Principles, and Practices 27

Chapter 3 Research Problems and Questions 46

Chapter 4 Locating and Reviewing Related Literature 75

Chapter 5 Participants and Sampling 110

Chapter 6 Foundations of Educational Measurement 138

Chapter 7 Quantitative Data Collection Techniques 169

Chapter 8 Nonexperimental Quantitative Research Designs 202

Chapter 9 Experimental Research Designs 236

Chapter 10 Understanding Statistical Inferences 277

Chapter 11 Qualitative Research Design 302

Chapter 12 Qualitative Data Collection, Analysis, and Credibility 335

Chapter 13 Mixed Methods Designs 362

Chapter 14 Action Research 393

Chapter 15 Discussion and Conclusions 417

Appendix A The Intelligent Consumer and Researcher: Putting It All Together 435

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