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 enhanced with clarifying examples, summarizing charts, tables and diagrams, numerous illustrations of key concepts and ideas, and a friendly two-color design.
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.
Compared with my other research texts, this book presented material in a simple and concise way. It also offers wonderful online supplemental materials to guide you through reading concepts and project ideas.
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