9780078097850

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education

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    9780078097850

  • ISBN10:

    0078097851

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/26/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. The text covers the most widely used research methodologies and discusses each step in the research process in detail. Step-by-step analysis of real research studies provides students with practical examples of how to prepare their work and read that of others. End-of-chapter problem sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and information on how to prepare research proposals and reports make it appropriate both for courses that focus on doing research and for those that stress how to read and understand research.The authors' writing is simple and direct and the presentations enhanced with clarifying examples, summarizing charts, tables and diagrams, numerous illustrations of key concepts and ideas, and a friendly two-color design.

Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

Chapter1: The Nature of Research

PART 2: THE BASICS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

Chapter 2: The Research Problem

Chapter 3: Locating and Reviewing Literature

Chapter 4: Ethics and Research

Chapter 5: Variables and Hypotheses

Chapter 6: Sampling

Chapter 7: Instrumentation

Chapter 8: Validity and Reliability

Chapter 9: Internal Validity

PART 3: DATA ANALYSIS

Chapter 10: Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 11: Inferential Statistics

Chapter 12: Statistics in Perspective

PART 4: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES

Chapter 13: Experimental Research

Chapter 14: Single-Subject Research

Chapter 15: Correlational Research

Chapter 16: Causal-Comparative Research

Chapter 17: Survey Research

PART 5: INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Chapter 18: The Nature of Qualitative Research

Chapter 19: Observation and Interviewing

Chapter 20: Content Analysis

PART 6: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES

Chapter 21: Ethnographic Research

Chapter 22: Historical Research

PART 7: MIXED-METHODS STUDIES

Chapter 23: Mixed-Methods Research

PART 8: RESEARCH BY PRACTITIONERS

Chapter 24: Action Research

PART 9: WRITING RESEARCH PROPOSALS AND REPORTS

Chapter 25: Preparing Research Proposals and Reports

Appendix A: Portion of a Table of Random Numbers

Appendix B: Selected Values from a Normal Curve Table

Appendix C: Chi-Square Distribution

Appendix D: Using Excel

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