Fundamentals of Educational Research

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Fundamentals of Educational Researchsucceeds in cutting through the complexities of research to give the novice researcher a sound basis to define, develop, and conduct a study, while providing fresh insights for the more accomplished researcher. This book is of value to all social researchers, but in particular to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers employed in private industry, management, and government agencies. Anderson discusses the research process and offers a wealth of ...
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Overview

Fundamentals of Educational Researchsucceeds in cutting through the complexities of research to give the novice researcher a sound basis to define, develop, and conduct a study, while providing fresh insights for the more accomplished researcher. This book is of value to all social researchers, but in particular to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers employed in private industry, management, and government agencies. Anderson discusses the research process and offers a wealth of information on how to define a research problem, plan a study, develop a research framework, collect the data, analyze it and write it into a credible paper on thesis. He has captured the essential components of the research process in a book that balances the quantitative and qualitative perspectives through both the academic and consulting research traditions.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781850007890
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Series: Falmer Press Teachers' Library Series , #1
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part I Introduction to Educational Research 1
Chapter 1 The Nature of Educational Research 3
Chapter 2 Research Ethics 16
Chapter 3 The Research Process 27
Chapter 4 Defining a Research Problem 36
Chapter 5 Research Information 46
Chapter 6 Research Frameworks 57
Chapter 7 Scholarly Communication 66
Chapter 8 Review of the Literature 76
Part II Types of Research 83
Chapter 9 Introduction to Types of Research 85
Chapter 10 Historical Research 94
Chapter 11 Descriptive Research 100
Chapter 12 Correlational Research 111
Chapter 13 Qualitative Research 119
Chapter 14 Evaluation Research 136
Chapter 15 Case Study 152
Part III Data Collection 161
Chapter 16 Data Collection 163
Chapter 17 Questionnaires 170
Chapter 18 Inquiry Protocols 183
Chapter 19 Successful Interviews 190
Chapter 20 Focus Groups 200
Part IV Appendixes 211
Appendix 3.1 Choosing Your Advisor 213
Appendix 3.2 Indicative Planning Parameters for a One-Year Research Study 215
Appendix 5.1 Significant Educational Research Journals 219
Appendix 5.2 Some On-line Databases of Interest to Social Science Researchers 221
Appendix 8.1 Samples from a Tabular Literature Review 225
Appendix 8.2 Sample Ways to Table Your Literature While Collecting and Developing Literature to Review 227
Appendix 12.1 Statistical Indicators for 50 Countries with the Highest Under-5 Mortality 229
Appendix 14.1 Evaluation Matrix for the East/West Enterprise Exchange 231
Appendix 17.1 Sample Letter to Accompany a Questionnaire 233
Appendix 17.2 A Six-Step Summary for Developing and Administering an Effective Questionnaire 235
Appendix 17.3 A Sample Questionnaire 237
Appendix 18.1 A Sample of an Executive Interview Protocol 243
Appendix 20.1 A Sample Focus Group Leader Guide 245
Glossary 249
Index 258
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