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Become a more competent consumer and producer of research with INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN EDUCATION with InfoTracÂ®! Known for its exceptionally clear writing style and comprehensive coverage, this education text helps you master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others. The authors familiarize you with common research problems in a step-by-step manner through examples that clarify complex concepts and strong end-of-chapter exercises. This text is a must read for anyone planning to conduct their own research or interpret the research of others.
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. Qualitative Research: Defining, Selecting, and Planning. Part VI. COMMUNICATING RESEARCH. 16. Qualitative Research: Data Analysis, Rigor, and Reporting. 17. Action Research. 18. Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals. 19. Interpreting and Reporting Results of Quantitative Research.
Posted February 16, 2009
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