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The definitive reference on literacy research methods, this book serves as a key resource for researchers and as a text in graduate-level courses. Distinguished scholars clearly describe established and emerging methodologies, discuss the types of questions and claims for which each is best suited, identify standards of quality, and present exemplary studies that illustrate the approaches at their best. The book demonstrates how each mode of inquiry can yield unique insights into literacy learning and teaching and how the methods can work together to move the field forward. New to this edition: significantly expanded: covers 18 approaches instead of 13 incorporates the latest methodological advances and empirical findings chapters on content analysis, research in digital contexts, mixed methods, narrative approaches, and single-subject experimental design.
Nell K. Duke, EdD, is Professor of Teacher Education and Educational Psychology, and Codirector of the Literacy Achievement Research Center (www.msularc.org) at Michigan State University, East Lansing. Her research focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty. Her specific areas of expertise include development of informational literacies in young children, comprehension development and instruction in early schooling, and issues of equity in literacy education. She has used a variety of research methodologies in her own work and teaches courses on research design. Dr. Duke has a strong interest in the preparation of educational researchers and has published and presented on this topic. Marla H. Mallette, PhD, is Associate Professor of Literacy Education at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her research interests include literacy teacher education, literacy instruction and learning with students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the convergence of early literacy and technology. She is very interested in research methodologies and has used various methodologies in her own work. Dr. Mallette has also published and presented on literacy research methodologies and the preparation of literacy researchers.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction, Marla H. Mallette and Nell K. Duke 2. Case Study Research, Diane M. Barone 3. Content Analysis: The Past, Present, and Future, James V. Hoffman, Melissa B. Wilson,Ram\u00f3n A. Mart\u00ednez, and Misty Sailors 4. Of Correlations and Causes: The Use of Multiple Regression Modeling, Anne E. Cunningham, Keith E. Stanovich, and Andrew Maul 5. Research Methods Unique to Digital Contexts: An Introduction to Virtual Ethnography, Christine M. Greenhow 6. Discourse Analysis: Conversation, Susan Florio-Ruane and Ernest Morrell 7. Discourse Analysis: Written Text, Susan R. Goldman and Jennifer Wiley 8. Ethnographic Research, Victoria Purcell-Gates 9. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design, Frank R. Vellutino and Christopher Schatschneider 10. Revisiting the Connection between Research and Practice Using Formative and Design Experiments, Barbara A. Bradley and David Reinking 11. Historical Research, Norman A. Stahl and Douglas K. Hartman 12. Developing Affective Instrumentation, William A. Henk, Michael C. McKenna, and Kristin Conradi 13. Meta-Analysis, Adriana G. Bus, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, and Suzanne E. Mol 14. Mixed Research Techniques, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and Marla H. Mallette 15. Narrative Approaches: Exploring the Phenomenon and/or Method, M. Kristiina Montero and Rachelle D. Washington 16. Neuroimaging, Jack M. Fletcher, David L. Molfese, Panagiotis G. Simos, Andrew C. Papanicolaou, and Carolyn Denton 17. Single-Subject Experimental Design, Susan B. Neuman 18. Survey Research, James F. Baumann and James J. Bason 19. Verbal Protocols of Reading, Katherine Hilden and Michael Pressley 20. Toward a Pragmatics of Epistemology, Methodology, and Social Theory, Mark Dressman and Sarah J. McCarthey 21. Conclusion, Nell K. Duke and Marla H. Mallette Appendix: Alphabetical Listing of the Exemplars