Educational Research : Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-29
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, Fourth Edition is a graduated text that introduces readers to the fundamental logic of empirical research and the sources of research ideas. Detailed descriptions guide students through the design and implementation of actual research studies with a balanced examination of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research. Definitions of key terms are provided in the margins for easy reference and to help students understand the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields.New Features:- Student study site materials are integrated within the text, with the use of marginal icons depicting interactive concept maps, journal articles, and tools and tips.- New "Action Research" activity for each chapter is included.- A chapter on Writing the Research report incorporates changes in new edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, and includes a sample manuscript using APA style.- New exhibits on Egon G. Guba and Donald T. Campbell, and a new table on applying qualitative research validity strategies are incorporated.- New material on research paradigms, types of plagiarism, using free software for random sampling and assignment, nomological vs. ideographic causation are integrated.- Several chapters are slightly shortened and made simpler, without sacrificing any of the book's rigor.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Educational Research
Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research
Planning the Research Study
How to Review the Literature and Develop Research Questions
How to Write a Research Proposal
Research Ethics
Foundations of Research
Standardized Measurement and Assessment
How to Construct a Questionnaire
Methods of Data Collection
Sampling in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research
Validity of Research Results in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research
Selecting a Research Method
Experimental Research
Quasi-Experimental and Single-Case Research
Nonexperimental Quantitative Research
Qualitative Research
Historical Research
Mixed Research
Analyzing the Data
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Data Analysis in Qualitative and Mixed Research
Writing the Research Report
How to Prepare a Research Report and Use APA Style Guidelines
About the Authors
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