How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education / Edition 7

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education / Edition 7

by Jack R. Fraenkel, Norman E. Wallen
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073525969
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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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