Methods in Educational Research: From Theory to Practice / Edition 1

Methods in Educational Research: From Theory to Practice / Edition 1

by Marguerite G. Lodico, Dean T. Spaulding, Katherine H. Voegtle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787979627

ISBN-13: 9780787979621

Pub. Date: 04/07/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Written for students, educators, and researchers, Methods in Educational Research offers a refreshing introduction to the principles of educational research. Designed for the real world of educational research, the book’s approach focuses on the types of problems likely to be encountered in professional experiences. Reflecting the importance of The…  See more details below

Overview

Written for students, educators, and researchers, Methods in Educational Research offers a refreshing introduction to the principles of educational research. Designed for the real world of educational research, the book’s approach focuses on the types of problems likely to be encountered in professional experiences. Reflecting the importance of The No Child Left Behind Act , “scientifically based” educational research, school accountability, and the professional demands of the twenty-first century, Methods in Educational Research empowers educational researchers to take an active role in conducting research in their classrooms, districts, and the greater educational community—activities that are now not only expected but required of all teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787979621
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/07/2006
Series:
Research Methods for the Social Sciences Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 9.41(h) x 1.43(d)

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

1. Introduction to Educational Research.

2. Identifying and Researching a Topic.

3. The Research Proposal.

4. Measurement in Educational Research and Assessment: Preestablished Instruments and Archival Data.

5. Self-Developed Measures and Qualitative Measurement.

6. Working with Research Participants: Sampling and Ethics.

7. Descriptive-Survey Research.

8. Experimental Research.

9. Nonexperimental Approaches: Causal-Comparative and Correlational Research.

10. Analyzing Quantitative Data.

11. Qualitative Research.

12. Mixed-Methods and Action Research.

13. Organization and Analysis of Qualitative Research Data.

14. Program Evaluation in Education.

15. Educational Research Can Make a Difference.

References.

Appendix A: Sample Qualitative Proposal.

Appendix B: Sample Quantitative Proposal.

Appendix C: Calculation of the Standard Deviation.

Index.

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >