Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

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by John W. Creswell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132073080

ISBN-13: 9780132073080

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall

The first introduction to educational research text to offer a truly balanced, inclusive, and integrated overview of the field as it currently stands. The book's coverage is unique not only in its balanced coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method research designs but also in its examination of the research process from both quantitative and qualitative

Overview

The first introduction to educational research text to offer a truly balanced, inclusive, and integrated overview of the field as it currently stands. The book's coverage is unique not only in its balanced coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method research designs but also in its examination of the research process from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives.

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Provides Balanced Coverage of Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Method Research. Looks at the process simultaneously from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective. Frequently compares and contrasts quantitative and qualitative approaches so that students understand nuances of the process from each perspective. Gives in-depth coverage of several key design types, including experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnographic, narrative research, mixed method, and action research.

Helps Students Learn How to Begin to Do Research. Six fundamental steps of research are discussed with concrete examples in the eight chapters in the "Steps in the Research Process" section of the text. Sample scripts, helpful guidelines, and "Useful Information for Producers of Research" checklists are provided to support students' research efforts and to aid learning. In addition, a beginning researcher's experience designing and conducting a study is followed throughout the book to give students a realistic perspective.

Helps Students Learn How to Read and Evaluate Research Studies. Annotated research articles, including one within each design chapter, help students become more skilled atinterpreting and evaluating research. Marginal annotations help students understand the structures of articles and key issues to look for and consider. The "Useful Information for Consumers of Research" feature appearing in each chapter offers concrete guidance in interpreting and evaluating research.

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ISBN-13:
9780132073080
Publisher:
Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/28/2007

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Table of Contents

I. AN OVERVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH.

1. An Introduction to the Process of Research.
2. Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches.

II. THE STEPS IN THE PROCESS OF RESEARCH.

3. Identifying a Research Problem.
4. Reviewing the Literature.
5. Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses.
6. Collecting Quantitative Data.
7. Collecting Qualitative Data.
8. Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data.
9. Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data.
10. Reporting and Evaluating Research.

III. RESEARCH DESIGNS.

11. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs.
12. Correlational Designs.
13. Survey Designs.
14. Grounded Theory Designs.
15. Ethnographic Designs.
16. Narrative Research Designs.
17. Mixed Method Designs.
18. Action Research Designs.
Appendix A: Determining Size Using Sample Size Tables.
Appendix B: Strategies for Defending a Research Proposal.

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A very user friendly text that allows the reader to look at research in a different light. I recommend this text to any graduate student who is entering the field of research at the Master's or Doctoral level.