How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education with Student CD, Workbook, and Powerweb: Research Methods

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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. Each step in the research process is described and discussed in detail, and thorough coverage of the most widely-used research methodologies in education is provided. New to this edition is an expanded focus on qualitative methods. New Parts V and VI provide an expanded introduction to qualitative methods, and take a close look at different qualitative methodologies. Also new is an enhanced chapter on Action Research. Examples of key ...
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Overview

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. Each step in the research process is described and discussed in detail, and thorough coverage of the most widely-used research methodologies in education is provided. New to this edition is an expanded focus on qualitative methods. New Parts V and VI provide an expanded introduction to qualitative methods, and take a close look at different qualitative methodologies. Also new is an enhanced chapter on Action Research. Examples of key concepts and ideas in all chapters highlight the text's practicability, and step-by-step analyses of real research studies, and. End-of-chapter Problem Sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and how to prepare research proposals and reports make the text appropriate both for courses that focus on doing research and for those that stress how to read and understand research. To keep students engaged, the authors' writing is simple and direct. Clarifying examples, summarizing charts, tables and diagrams, numerous illustrations of key concepts and ideas, and a friendly two-color design enhance the content. This is the only copiously illustrated educational research text available. Packaged with the text are an Interactive Student CD-Rom and Student Workbook that provide practice opportunity and resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072860917
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/7/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 652
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCHChp.1. The Nature of Educational Research PART II: THE BASICS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH Chp.2. The Research Problem Chp.3. Variables and Hypotheses Chp.4. Ethics and Research Chp.5. Review of the Literature Chp.6. Sampling Chp.7. Instrumentation Chp.8. Validity and Reliability Chp.9. Internal Validity PART III: DATA ANALYSIS Chp.10. Descriptive Statistics Chp.11. Inferential Statistics Chp.12. Statistics in Perspective PART IV: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES Chp.13. Experimental Research Chp.14. Single-Subject Research Chp.15. Correlational Research Chp.16. Causal-Comparative Research Chp.17. Survey Research PART V: INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Chp.18. The Nature of Qualitative Research Chp.19. Observation and Interviewing Chp.20. Content Analysis PART VI: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES Chp.21. Ethnographic Research Chp.22. Historical Research PART VII: RESEARCH BY PRACTITIONERS Chp.23. Action Research (and more...)
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