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"Research is generally viewed as an ominous undertaking but this text guides the reader and helps dispel the myths associated with its implementation."
Marylin Lisowski, Eastern Illinois University

"This text is well organized and presents the information in a manner that is highly usable for students who are learning how to apply educational research."
Deborah J. Hendricks, West Virginia University

"This text is well written. I applaud the use of articles as part of the learning process."
Dale I. Foreman, Shenandoah University

"This text is strong with regard to its pedagogical features. I am very pleased ith the readability and content of the text."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205380787
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/19/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Reprinted articles, by chapter
Pt. I The contributions of educational research 1
Ch. 1 Using research to improve educational practice 2
Pt. II The research literature on education 25
Ch. 2 Conducting a review of the research literature 26
Ch. 3 Using preliminary sources to search the literature 61
Ch. 4 Reading secondary sources 82
Pt. III Quantitative research in education 121
Ch. 5 Reading reports of quantitative research studies 122
Ch. 6 Statistical analysis of research data 149
Ch. 7 Descriptive and causal-comparative research 178
Ch. 8 Correlational research 217
Ch. 9 Experimental research 248
Pt. IV Qualitative research in education 303
Ch. 10 Case studies in qualitative research 304
Ch. 11 Ethnographic research 347
Ch. 12 Critical-theory research 380
Ch. 13 Historical research 412
Pt. V Applications of research methodology 451
Ch. 14 Evaluation research 452
Ch. 15 Action research 487
Self-check test answers 522
App. 1 Form for outlining a quantitative or qualitative research proposal 523
App. 2 Preliminary sources that index the education literature 526
App. 3 Secondary sources reviews of the education literature 531
App. 4: Questions for evaluating quantitative research reports 534
App. 5: Questions for evaluating qualitative research reports 539
Glossary 544
Name index 560
Subject index 564
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