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How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education with Student CD, Workbook, and PowerWeb: Research Methods,9780072860917
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How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education with Student CD, Workbook, and PowerWeb: Research Methods

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Edition:
5th
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9780072860917

ISBN10:
007286091X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
11/7/2002
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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, and a friendly two-color design enhance the content. This is the only copiously illustrated educational research text available. Packaged with the text are an Interactive Student CD-Rom and Student Workbook that provide practice opportunity and resources.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

Chp.1. The Nature of Educational Research

PART II: THE BASICS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

Chp.2. The Research Problem

Chp.3. Variables and Hypotheses

Chp.4. Ethics and Research

Chp.5. Review of the Literature

Chp.6. Sampling

Chp.7. Instrumentation

Chp.8. Validity and Reliability

Chp.9. Internal Validity

PART III: DATA ANALYSIS

Chp.10. Descriptive Statistics

Chp.11. Inferential Statistics

Chp.12. Statistics in Perspective

PART IV: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES

Chp.13. Experimental Research

Chp.14. Single-Subject Research

Chp.15. Correlational Research

Chp.16. Causal-Comparative Research

Chp.17. Survey Research

PART V: INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Chp.18. The Nature of Qualitative Research

Chp.19. Observation and Interviewing

Chp.20. Content Analysis

PART VI: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES

Chp.21. Ethnographic Research

Chp.22. Historical Research

PART VII: RESEARCH BY PRACTITIONERS

Chp.23. Action Research

PART VIII: Writing Research Proposals and Reports

Chp.24. Preparing Research Proposals and Reports

Appendixes A-1

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: Illustration of Statistical Procedures

Glossary

Index



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