Educational Research: An Introduction / Edition 8

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Overview

Educational Research: An Introduction, Eighth Edition, is the most comprehensive and widely respected text for scholars and for the preparation of graduate-level students who need to understand educational research in depth and conduct original research for a dissertation or thesis. A comprehensive introduction to the major research methods and types of data analysis used today, this text provides in-depth coverage of all facets of research, from the epistemology of quantitative and qualitative scientific inquiry to the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of a completed study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205488490
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/23/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 205,929
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. The Nature of Educational Research

II. PLANNING A RESEARCH STUDY.

2. The Research Process: From Proposal to Final Report

3. Ethics and Site Relations

4. Reviewing the Literature

III. RESEARCH METHODS.

5. Statistical Techniques

6. Selecting a Sample

7. Collecting Research Data with Tests and Self-Report Measures

8. Collecting Research Data with Questionnaires and Interviews

9. Collecting Research Data through Observation and Content Analysis

IV. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN.

10. Nonexperimental Research: Descriptive and Causal-Comparative Designs

11. Nonexperimental Research: Correlational Designs

12. Experiment Research: Designs, Part 1

13. Experimental Research: Designs, Part 2

V. APPROACHES TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH.

14. Case Study Research

15. Qualitative Research Traditions

16. Historical Research

VI. APPLICATIONS OF RESEARCH.

17. Evaluation Research

18. Action Research

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