9781412995733

Introduction to Educational Research : A Critical Thinking Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412995733

  • ISBN10:

    1412995736

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/11/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach 2e is an engaging and informative core text that enables students to think clearly and critically about the scientific process of research. In acheiving its goal to make research accessible to all educators and equip them with the skills to understand and evaluate published research, the text examines how educational research is conducted across the major traditions of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and action research. The text is oriented toward consumers of educational research and uses a thinking-skills approach to its coverage of major ideas.

Table of Contents

Preface
Foundations
Educators as Critical Thinkers
Thinking About Research
Diversity of Educational Research
Research as Process
The Research Problem
Research Language
Theory and Practice
Data Collection
Research Bias and Control
Sampling in Research
Measurement in Research
Design and Analysis
Common Experimental Research Designs
Common Non-Intervention Research Designs
Qualitative Data, Analysis, and Design
Statistical Data Analysis
Consumer to Producer
Research Analysis and Critique
Writing Research Proposals
Glossary
References
Index
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