Research in Education : Evidence-Based Inquiry

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/29/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. The treatment of qualitative research is parallel to that of quantitative research to enable students to better understand all approaches to research. This text uses extensive examples from different journals, thoughtful pedagogy that includes instructional aids, instructional tests, key terms, application problems, concept maps, and criteria for evaluating studies. 

Table of Contents

Introduction to Evidence-Based Inquiry
Research Designs and Reading Research Reports
Research Problems, Questions and Hypotheses
Review of Literature
Designing Quantitative Research: Purpose, Validity, and Ethical Considerations
Participants, Subjects and Sampling for Quantitative Designs
Descriptive Statistics
Quantitative Data Collection: Technical Adequacy
Collecting Quantitative Data
Nonexperimental Research Designs, Surveys, and Secondary Data Analysis
Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Single-Subject Designs
Understanding and Reporting Inferential Data Analyses
Designing Qualitative Research
Collecting Qualitative Data
Qualitative Data Analysis
Mixed-Methods Designs
Concept Analysis and Historical Research
Evaluation Research and Policy Analysis
Action Research
Answers to Application Problems
Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals
Guidelines for Writing Research Reports
Calculations for Selected Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
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