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How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780072532494

ISBN10:
0072532491
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/1/2002
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill College

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Summary

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. Each step in the research process is described and discussed in detail, and thorough coverage of the most widely-used research methodologies in education is provided. New to this edition is an expanded focus on qualitative methods. New Parts V and VI provide an expanded introduction to qualitative methods, and take a close look at different qualitative methodologies. Also new is an enhanced chapter on Action Research. Examples of key concepts and ideas in all chapters highlight the text's practicability, and step-by-step analyses of real research studies, and. End-of-chapter Problem Sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and how to prepare research proposals and reports make the text appropriate both for courses that focus on doing research and for those that stress how to read and understand research. To keep students engaged, the authors' writing is simple and direct. Clarifying examples, summarizing charts, tables and diagrams, numerous illustrations of key concepts and ideas,

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
PART 1 Introduction to Research 1(24)
The Nature of Educational Research
2(23)
PART 2 The Basics of Educational Research 25(172)
The Research Problem
26(12)
Variables and Hypotheses
38(16)
Ethics and Research
54(14)
Review of the Literature
68(26)
Sampling
94(22)
Instrumentation
116(40)
Validity and Reliability
156(20)
Internal Validity
176(21)
PART 3 Data Analysis 197(68)
Descriptive Statistics
198(28)
Inferential Statistics
226(26)
Statistics in Perspective
252(13)
PART 4 Quantitative Research Methodologies 265(162)
Experimental Research
266(40)
Single-Subject Research
306(30)
Correlational Research
336(30)
Causal-Comparative Research
366(28)
Survey Research
394(33)
PART 5 Introduction to Qualitative Research 427(82)
The Nature of Qualitative Research
428(20)
Observation and Interviewing
448(32)
Content Analysis
480(29)
PART 6 Qualitative Research Methodologies 509(60)
Ethnographic Research
510(36)
Historical Research
546(23)
PART 7 Research by Practitioners 569(30)
Action Research
570(29)
PART 8 Writing Research Proposals and Reports 599(1)
Preparing Research Proposals and Reports
600
Appendixes 1(1)
Appendix A Portion of a Table of Random Numbers
2(2)
Appendix B Selected Values From a Normal Curve Table
4(1)
Appendix C Chi-Square Distribution
5(1)
Appendix D Illustration of Statistical Procedures
6
Glossary 1(1)
Index 1


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