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Part I: FOUNDATIONS: THE SCIENTIFIC APPROACH IN EDUCATION. 1. The Nature of Scientific Inquiry. 2. The Scientific Approach in Education. Part II: RESEARCH BACKGROUND. 3. The Research Problem. 4. Reviewing the Literature. 5. The Hypothesis. Part III: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. 6. Descriptive Statistics. 7. Sampling and Inferential Statistics. Part IV: FUNDAMENTALS. 8. Tools of Research. 9. Validity and Reliability. Part V: RESEARCH METHODS. 10. Experimental Research. 11. Experimental Research Design. 12. Ex Post Facto Research. 13. Correlation Research. 14. Survey Research. 15. Defining and Designing Qualitative Research. 16. Types of Qualitative Research. Part VI: COMMUNICATING RESEARCH. 17. Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Research. 18. Action Research. 19. Mixed Methods Research. 20. Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals. 21. Interpreting and Reporting Results of Quantitative Research.