Research in Education / Edition 6

Research in Education / Edition 6

by John W. Best, James V. Kahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0137742908

ISBN-13: 9780137742905

Pub. Date: 01/01/1989

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

All professional workers should be familiar with the research methods and data analysis. If only as consumers, professionals should understand some of the techniques used in identifying problems, forming hypotheses, constructing and using data-gathering tools, designing research studies, and employing statistical procedures to analyze data. They should also be able…  See more details below

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All professional workers should be familiar with the research methods and data analysis. If only as consumers, professionals should understand some of the techniques used in identifying problems, forming hypotheses, constructing and using data-gathering tools, designing research studies, and employing statistical procedures to analyze data. They should also be able to use this information to interpret and critically analyze research reports that appear in professional journals and other publications. This book allows them to do that and more. Written as a research reference, this book is ideal for anyone involved in or who carries on research as a professional activity. It's also filled with extensive discussion on the proper ways to write proposals and reports, carry out research and analyze data. This reference is ideal for people involved in educational research methods.

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ISBN-13:
9780137742905
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Pages:
400

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IIntroduction to Educational Research: Definitions, Research Problems, Proposals, and Report Writing1
1The Meaning of Research3
2Selecting a Problem and Preparing a Research Proposal29
3The Research Report55
Pt. IIResearch Methods73
4Historical Research77
5Descriptive Studies: Assessment, Evaluation, and Research113
6Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research157
7Single-Subject Experimental Research209
8Qualitative Research239
9Methods and Tools of Research275
Pt. IIIData Analysis335
10Descriptive Data Analysis337
11Inferential Data Analysis385
12Computer Data Analysis427
App. AStatistical Formulas and Symbols449
App. BSample Data Microsoft Excel Format455
App. CPercentage of Area Lying Between the Mean and Successive Standard Deviation Units under the Normal Curve459
App. DCritical Values for Pearson's Product-Moment Correlation (r)461
App. ECritical Values of Student's Distribution (t)463
App. FAbridged Table of Critical Values for Chi Square465
App. GCritical Values of the F Distribution467
App. HResearch Report Evaluation473
App. IAnswers to Statistics Exercises475
App. JSelected Indexes, Abstracts, and Reference Materials479
Author Index491
Subject Index494

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