How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education / Edition 2

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070217713
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 571

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. 1 The Nature of Educational Research 2
Ch. 2 The Research Problem 24
Ch. 3 Ethics and Research 36
Ch. 4 Variables and Hypotheses 48
Ch. 5 Reviewing the Literature 64
Ch. 6 Sampling 90
Ch. 7 Instrumentation 114
Ch. 8 Validity and Reliability 152
Ch. 9 Descriptive Statistics 172
Ch. 10 Inferential Statistics 204
Ch. 11 Statistics in Perspective 228
Ch. 12 Internal Validity 240
Ch. 13 Experimental Research 262
Ch. 14 Correlational Research 308
Ch. 15 Causal-Comparative Research 340
Ch. 16 Survey Research 366
Ch. 17 Content Analysis Research 404
Ch. 18 Qualitative Research 440
Ch. 19 Historical Research 494
Ch. 20 Writing Research Proposals and Reports 526
Ch. 21 Doing Research in Schools 552
Appendix A Table of Random Numbers 564
Appendix B Normal Curve Table 566
Appendix C Chi-Square Distribution 571
Appendix D Illustration of the Statistical Procedures Described in Chapter Eleven 572
Glossary 579
Suggestions for Further Reading 592
Index 597
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