Educational Research : Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research, third edition, is appropriate for courses in Introduction to Educational Research. This successful core research text is known for its truly balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods and the author's high-quality writing has made this book a favorite amongst instructors and students. In clear step-by-step language the text helps students learn how to read and evaluate research studies. Key changes include: updated quantitative coverage, expanded coverage of ethics, and new research articles. For future teachers.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Educational Research
The Process of Conducting Research
Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
The Steps in the Process of Research
Identifying a Research Problem
Reviewing the Literature
Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses
Collecting Quantitative Data
Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data
Collecting Qualitative Data
Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data
Reporting and Evaluating Research
Research Designs
Experimental Designs
Correlational Designs
Survey Designs
Grounded Theory Designs
Ethnographic Designs
Narrative Research Designs
Mixed Methods Designs
Action Research Designs
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