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This text brings research alive for educators by introducing readers to people who actually “do” research. It is intended for instructors who emphasize teaching students how to locate, read, and interpret and apply the findings of educational research studies. The revision addresses how to design and conduct a research study in more detail.

The text includes numerous recent, published research articles involving high-interest problems of educational practice. The chapters, which treat quantitative, qualitative, and applied forms of educational research, stand alone, allowing instructors to choose those they want to cover. Designed for courses focused primarily on applying, rather than conducting research, this text includes 13 actual research articles, reprinted in their entirety. The primary author of each article then offers original commentary on his/her piece. Through this format, the text presents a comprehensive explanation of the methodologies used by present-day researchers, data-collection challenges, and the meaning of the results. The book makes no assumptions about readers' prior knowledge of research or statistics.

This text builds students' confidence so that they are able to successfully read research reports and research. Through its clear yet scholarly treatment and numerous examples of educational research the text addresses the learning and application needs of an increasingly wider spectrum of students and practitioners in the field of education. For the first time, readerswill see the relevance of research to educational practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136101130
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1 Using Research Evidence to Improve Educational Practice

Introduction

Evidence-Based Professional Practice

Evidence-Based Practice in Education

Collaborating with Researchers

The Purpose of Educational Research

Characteristics of Research as an Approach to Inquiry

Quantitative and Qualitative Research

A Personal Note: The Research “Spark”

An Example of How Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 2 Doing Your Own Research: From Proposal to Final Report

Introduction

Identifying a Research Problem

Outlining a Quantitative or Qualitative Research Proposal

Other Steps in the Research Process

Examples of Outlining a Research Proposal

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

PART II: APPLYING EXISTING RESEARCH STUDIES TO PROBLEMS

OF PRACTICE

Chapter 3 Conducting and Writing Your Own Literature Review

Introduction

Two Types of Literature Review

A Systematic Procedure for Doing Formal Literature Reviews

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Sample Literature Review: Shifting the Paradigm from “At Risk” to “At Promise”: A Review of the Construct of Resilience and Its Educational Applications

Chapter 4 Using Search Engines in a Literature Review

The Purpose of Search Engines and Indexes

Selecting a Useful Search Engine

Using a Search Engine to Focus a Literature Review

Obtaining a Publication after a Literature Search

Self-Check Test

Chapter Reference

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 5 Making Use of Available Literature Reviews

Advantages of Available Literature Reviews

Systematic Syntheses of Research Findings

Professional Literature Reviews

Locating Published Reviews of the Education Literature

Criteria for Evaluating Published Literature Reviews

An Example of How Literature Reviews Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

PART III: USING QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGY TO STUDY

PROBLEMS OF PRACTICE

Chapter 6 Analyzing and Evaluating Reports of Quantitative Research Studies

Organization of a Quantitative Research Report

Abstract and Introduction

Method Section: Sampling Procedures

Method Section: Measures

Types of Measures

Validity of Measures

Reliability of Measures

Item Response Theory

Limitations to Tests of Validity and Reliability

Sources of Information about Established Measures

Developing a Measure

Method Section: Research Design and Procedures

Results Section

Discussion Section

An Example of How Quantitative Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 7 Using Descriptive Statistics to Study Problems of Practice

Introduction

Constructs, Variables, and Measurement Scales

Statistical Analysis of Data

Descriptive Statistics

Measures of Variability

Multivariate Descriptive Statistics

Calculating Descriptive Statistics

An Example of How Descriptive Statistics Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 8 The Practical Significance of Statistical Results

The Practical Significance of Statistical Results

Comparisons with Personal and Organizational Standards

Comparisons with Ideal Standards

Comparisons with Curriculum Standards

Comparisons Based on Rankings

Comparisons Involving Tables of Norms

Comparisons Involving Standard Scores

Effect Sizes

Gain Scores

An Example of How Determining the Practical Significance of Statistical Results Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 9 Tests of Statistical Significance

The Logic of Statistical Significance and Confidence Intervals

Inferential Statistics

Tests of Statistical Significance

Calculating Statistics

Using Statistics to Improve Professional Practice

An Example of How Tests of Statistical Significance Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 10 Descriptive Research

The Relevance of Descriptive Research to Educational Practice

Features of a Descriptive Research Report

Evaluating a Descriptive Research Study

An Example of How Descriptive Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 11 Group-Comparison Research

Classification of Quantitative Research Designs

The Relevance of Group-Comparison Research to Educational Practice

Examples of Group-Comparison Research

Features of a Causal-Comparative Research Report

Evaluating a Causal-Comparison Research Study

An Example of How Group-Comparison Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 12 Correlational Research

Comparison of Correlational and Group-Comparison Research Designs

Examples of Correlational Research

Correlation between Two Variables

Multivariate Correlation

Features of a Correlational Research Report

Discussion: Implications for Practice

Evaluating a Correlational Research Study

An Example of How Correlational Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 13 Experimental Research

The Relevance of Experimental Research to Educational Practice

Characteristics of Experiments

Examples of Experimental Research

Features of a Report of a Pretest-Posttest Control-Group Experiment with Randomization

Other Group-Experiment Designs

Threats to the Internal Validity of Experiments

Threats Directly Involving the Experimental Intervention

Threats to the External Validity of Experiments

Single-Case Experiments

Features of a Report of a Single-Case Experiment

Evaluating an Experimental Research Study

An Example of How Experimental Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

PART IV: USING QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGY TO STUDY

PROBLEMS OF PRACTICE

Chapter 14 Case Study Research

Case Studies: Relevance to Educational Practice

Key Characteristics of Case Studies

Examples of Case Studies

The Nature of Qualitative Research

Features of a Case Study Report

Applying Case Study Findings to Problems of Practice

An Example of How Case Study Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 15 Narrative Research

Narrative Research: Relevance to Educational Practice

Examples of Narrative Research in Education

Features of a Narrative Research Report

Evaluating a Narrative Research Study

An Example of How Narrative Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 16 Ethnographic and Critical Ethnographic Research

The Use of Critical Ethnography to Study Problems of Practice in Education

The Characteristics of Ethnographic Research

Examples of Ethnographic Research

Critical Research as a Field of Inquiry and Practice

Foundations of Critical Research in Education

Features of a Critical Ethnographic Research Report

Evaluating Ethnographies and Critical Ethnographies

An Example of How Ethnography and Critical Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 17 Historical Research

The Nature of Historical Research

The Role of Historical Research in Education

Methods of Historical Research

Identifying Historical Sources

Validating Historical Evidence

Interpreting Historical Data

Features of a Historical Research Report

Evaluating Historical Research

An Example of How Historical Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

PART V: COMBINING QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGIES TO STUDY PROBLEMS OF PRACTICE

Chapter 18 Mixed-Methods Research

The Need for Multiple Research Methods

Types of Mixed-Methods Research

Reading a Mixed-Methods Research Report

Evaluating the Report of a Mixed-Methods Study

An Example of How Mixed-Methods Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

PART VI: USING OTHER METHODOLOGIES TO STUDY PROBLEMS OF PRACTICE

Chapter 19 Action Research

The History of Action Research

Using Action Research to Address Problems of Practice

Examples of Action Research Studies

Design Features of Action Research

How Action Research Differs from Educators’ Other Approaches to

Problem Solving

Purposes and Benefits of Action Research

Applying Action Science to Action Research

The Insider-Outsider Issue in Collaborative Action Research

Evaluating the Credibility and Trustworthiness of Action Research

An Example of How Action Research Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

Chapter 20 Evaluation Research

The Use of Evaluation Research in Educational Decision-Making

Examples of Evaluation Research

Programs as a Focus of Evaluation Research

Evaluation Research as a Political Activity

Models of Evaluation Research

How to Read an Evaluation Report

Evaluating an Evaluation Research Study

An Example of How Program Evaluations Can Help in Solving Problems of Practice

Self-Check Test

Chapter References

Resources for Further Study

SELF-CHECK TEST ANSWERS

APPENDICES

1. Guide for Outlining a Quantitative or Qualitative Research Proposal

2. Questions To Ask Yourself When Evaluating a Report of a Quantitative Study

3. Questions to Ask Yourself When Evaluating a Report of a Qualitative Study

4. Design-Specific Questions to Ask Yourself When Evaluating a Research Report

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