How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education / Edition 8

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Overview

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. The text covers the most widely used research methodologies and discusses each step in the research process in detail. Step-by-step analysis of real research studies provides students with practical examples of how to prepare their work and read that of others. End-of-chapter problem sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and information on how to prepare research proposals and reports make it appropriate both for courses that focus on doing research and for those that stress how to read and understand research. The authors' writing is simple and direct and the presentations are enhanced with clarifying examples, summarizing charts, tables and diagrams, numerous illustrations of key concepts and ideas, and a friendly two-color design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078097850
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/26/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 97,407
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

JACK R. FRAENKEL WAS 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 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 RECENT WORK CENTERS AROUND ADVISING AND ASSISTING FACULTY AND

STUDENTS IN GENERATING AND DEVELOPING RESEARCH ENDEAVORS.

JACK PASSED AWAY IN 2014.

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

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH Chapter1: The Nature of Research PART 2: THE BASICS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH Chapter 2: The Research Problem Chapter 3: Locating and Reviewing Literature Chapter 4: Ethics and Research Chapter 5: Variables and Hypotheses Chapter 6: Sampling Chapter 7: Instrumentation Chapter 8: Validity and Reliability Chapter 9: Internal Validity PART 3: DATA ANALYSIS Chapter 10: Descriptive Statistics Chapter 11: Inferential Statistics Chapter 12: Statistics in Perspective PART 4: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES Chapter 13: Experimental Research Chapter 14: Single-Subject Research Chapter 15: Correlational Research Chapter 16: Causal-Comparative Research Chapter 17: Survey Research PART 5: INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Chapter 18: The Nature of Qualitative Research Chapter 19: Observation and Interviewing Chapter 20: Content Analysis PART 6: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES Chapter 21: Ethnographic Research Chapter 22: Historical Research PART 7: MIXED-METHODS STUDIES Chapter 23: Mixed-Methods Research PART 8: RESEARCH BY PRACTITIONERS Chapter 24: Action Research PART 9: WRITING RESEARCH PROPOSALS AND REPORTS Chapter 25: Preparing Research Proposals and Reports Appendix A: Portion of a Table of Random Numbers Appendix B: Selected Values from a Normal Curve Table Appendix C: Chi-Square Distribution Appendix D: Using Excel

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    not recommended

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    Posted August 31, 2012

    E-Version

    The Nook Study does not work with the Nook Color. If you want to buy the e-version to cut down on the things you have to lug around do not count on it, as you will have to take your computer with you to be able to see the book. If I had known that before buying the electronic version, I would have just rented the paper version for the semester that I have the class.

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