Educational Research / Edition 2

Educational Research / Edition 2

by Creswell
     
 

This is the only introduction to offer balanced, inclusive, integrated treatment of educational research. This book comprehensively addresses both quantitative and qualitative approaches, with the goal of starting readers on the path to doing their own research as well as evaluating the research of others. After an overview of the nature of educational research, eight… See more details below

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This is the only introduction to offer balanced, inclusive, integrated treatment of educational research. This book comprehensively addresses both quantitative and qualitative approaches, with the goal of starting readers on the path to doing their own research as well as evaluating the research of others. After an overview of the nature of educational research, eight chapters explore specific steps in the research process, from identifying a problem through reporting one's findings. Coverage closes with eight research design chapters—experimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative, mixed methods, and action research. For educational psychologists and counselors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131127906
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/06/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 10.66(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1The process of conducting research2
Ch. 2Quantitative and qualitative approaches38
Ch. 3Identifying a research problem60
Ch. 4Reviewing the literature78
Ch. 5Specifying a purpose and research questions or hypotheses115
Ch. 6Collecting quantitative data144
Ch. 7Analyzing and interpreting quantitative data174
Ch. 8Collecting qualitative data202
Ch. 9Analyzing and interpreting qualitative data230
Ch. 10Reporting and evaluating research257
Ch. 11Experimental designs282
Ch. 12Correlational designs324
Ch. 13Survey designs353
Ch. 14Grounded theory designs395
Ch. 15Ethnographic designs435
Ch. 16Narrative research designs473
Ch. 17Mixed methods designs509
Ch. 18Action research designs549
AppDetermine size using sample size tables582
AppNon-normal distribution585
AppStrategies for defending a research proposal586

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