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|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|