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How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education with PowerWeb

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780073126548

ISBN10:
0073126543
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/11/2005
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

This comprehensive introduction to educational research covers the most widely used research methodologies and discusses 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 discussion of the preparation of research proposals and reports make the text appropriate for courses that focus on doing research as well as for courses that stress reading and understanding research.

Author Biography

Norman E. Wallen is Professor Emeritus of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education at San Francisco State University, where he taught from 1966 to 1992.

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: Using SPSS

Glossary

Index

Excerpts

"From a basic introduction to research methodologies, through the specifics of conducting a study, to the essentials of reporting results, How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education is a text that prepares students to be critical consumers and engaged practitioners of educational research."--BOOK JACKET.


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