How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education

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by Jack R. Fraenkel, Norman E. Wallen
     
 

This is a comprehensive,flexible introduction to educational research,which is normally a requirement for anyone seeking a masters degree in education. Its thorough coverage of the steps in the research process (part II),which includes end-of-chapter work sheets,make it suitable for courses that focus on doing research. Its coverage of the six most widely used… See more details below

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This is a comprehensive,flexible introduction to educational research,which is normally a requirement for anyone seeking a masters degree in education. Its thorough coverage of the steps in the research process (part II),which includes end-of-chapter work sheets,make it suitable for courses that focus on doing research. Its coverage of the six most widely used research methodologies (part III),which includes step-by-step analyses of real research articles,makes it suitable for courses that stress how to read and understand research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780075572121
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
497

Meet the Author

JACK R. FRAENKEL IS CURRENTLY PROFESSOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN

EDUCATION AND DIRECTOR OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN THE COLLEGE OF

EDUCATION AT SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY. HE RECEIVED HIS Ph.D. FROM

STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND HAS TAUGHT COURSES IN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND

STATISTICS FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. IN 1997, HE RECEIVED THE JAMES A. MICHENER

PRIZE IN WRITING FOR HIS WRITINGS ABOUT THE SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE SOCIAL

SCIENCES. HIS CURRENT WORK CENTERS AROUND ADVISING AND ASSISTING FACULTY AND

STUDENTS IN GENERATING AND DEVELOPING RESEARCH ENDEAVORS.

Norman E. Wallen is Professor Emeritus of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education at San Francisco State University, where he taught from 1966 to 1992. An experienced researcher, he received his Ph.D from Syracuse University and taught courses in research design and statistics to master's and doctoral students for many years. He is a former member of the City Council of Flagstaff, Arizona and the Executive Committee of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Nature of Educational Research2
Ch. 2The Research Problem24
Ch. 3Ethics and Research36
Ch. 4Variables and Hypotheses48
Ch. 5Reviewing the Literature64
Ch. 6Sampling90
Ch. 7Instrumentation114
Ch. 8Validity and Reliability152
Ch. 9Descriptive Statistics172
Ch. 10Inferential Statistics204
Ch. 11Statistics in Perspective228
Ch. 12Internal Validity240
Ch. 13Experimental Research262
Ch. 14Correlational Research308
Ch. 15Causal-Comparative Research340
Ch. 16Survey Research366
Ch. 17Content Analysis Research404
Ch. 18Qualitative Research440
Ch. 19Historical Research494
Ch. 20Writing Research Proposals and Reports526
Ch. 21Doing Research in Schools552
Appendix A Table of Random Numbers564
Appendix B Normal Curve Table566
Appendix C Chi-Square Distribution571
Appendix D Illustration of the Statistical Procedures Described in Chapter Eleven572
Glossary579
Suggestions for Further Reading592
Index597

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