9780205414123

Introduction To Educational Research (with Research Navigator)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205414123

  • ISBN10:

    0205414125

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This non-technical, hands-on introductory text is supported by up-to-date technology to augment students' comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in educational research methods. Introduction to Educational Research, Fifth Edition, guides the learner through eight research methods to help plan and compose their first educational research project. Through chapter contents and in-text exercises, readers simultaneously learn how to prepare a research plan, gather and analyze data, address research questions and hypotheses, and organize a report of their projects. In keeping with the main purpose of helping students clearly understand and apply research concepts, the language of the text is non-technical and there are many pedagogical features throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Orientation To Educational Research
Educational Research: Its Nature and Rules of Operation
Types of Educational Research and Corresponding Sources of Data
Preliminary Skills Needed For Conducting Research
Selecting, Refining, and Proposing a Topic for Research
Locating Published Research
Interpreting and Summarizing Published Research
Conducting Your Own Research Project
Designing a Research Project
Procedures and Tools for Gathering Data
Analyzing Research Data and Presenting Findings
Preparing a Research Report
Procedures And Exemplars In Eight Types Of Research
Ethnographic Research
Descriptive Research and Historical Research
Correlational Research
Action Research and Evaluation Research
Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Causal-Comparative Research
Appendix: Overview of Statistical Concepts and Procedures
Glossary
Index
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