Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry (with MyEducationLab) / Edition 7

Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry (with MyEducationLab) / Edition 7

by James H. McMillan, Sally Schumacher
     
 

ISBN-10: 013610133X

ISBN-13: 9780136101338

Pub. Date: 07/20/2009

Publisher: Pearson

Research in Education emphasizes evidence-based inquiry while providing a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student-friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. Introductory chapters provide an introduction to research and research problems, major types of research designs, and the review of

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Research in Education emphasizes evidence-based inquiry while providing a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student-friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. Introductory chapters provide an introduction to research and research problems, major types of research designs, and the review of literature. Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for consuming and conducting qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and action research.

Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research and to provide a basis for student review and critique.

New to This Edition:

  • A chapter on mixed methods (Chapter 16)
  • Expanded coverage of action research (Chapter 19)
  • Expanded coverage of measurement–now presented in two chapters, Chapter 8: Quantitative Data Collection: Technical Adequacy and Chapter 9: Collecting Quantitative Data

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136101338
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Series:
Pearson Custom Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Evidence-Based Inquiry

Chapter 2: Research Designs and Reading Research Reports

Chapter 3: Research Problems, Questions and Hypotheses

Chapter 4: Review of Literature

Chapter 5: Designing Quantitative Research: Purpose, Validity, and Ethical Considerations

Chapter 6: Participants, Subjects and Sampling for Quantitative Designs

Chapter 7: Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 8: Quantitative Data Collection: Technical Adequacy

Chapter 9: Collecting Quantitative Data

Chapter 10: Nonexperimental Research Designs, Surveys, and Secondary Data Analysis

Chapter 11: Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Single-Subject Designs

Chapter 12: Understanding and Reporting Inferential Data Analyses

Chapter 13: Designing Qualitative Research

Chapter 14: Collecting Qualitative Data

Chapter 15: Qualitative Data Analysis

Chapter 16: Mixed-Methods Designs

Chapter 17: Concept Analysis and Historical Research

Chapter 18: Evaluation Research and Policy Analysis

Chapter 19: Action Research

Appendix A: Answers to Application Problems

Appendix B: Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals

Appendix C: Guidelines for Writing Research Reports

Appendix D: Glossary

Appendix E: Calculations for Selected Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

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