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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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A new edition of the research reference text introducing research methods to graduate students and professionals designing research studies and analyzing data. The volume defines elements of proposal and report writing, covers historical research, descriptive studies, single subject experiments, qualitative research, and the methods used to both secure and analyze data, including descriptive, inferential, and computer data. Includes ten appendices supplementing the discussions with information on statistics, computer formats, values, and research report evaluation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
New edition of a standard textbook first published in 1959. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205349975
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/15/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 498
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction to Educational Research: Definitions, Research Problems, Proposals, and Report Writing 1
1 The Meaning of Research 3
2 Selecting a Problem and Preparing a Research Proposal 29
3 The Research Report 55
Pt. II Research Methods 73
4 Historical Research 77
5 Descriptive Studies: Assessment, Evaluation, and Research 113
6 Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research 157
7 Single-Subject Experimental Research 209
8 Qualitative Research 239
9 Methods and Tools of Research 275
Pt. III Data Analysis 335
10 Descriptive Data Analysis 337
11 Inferential Data Analysis 385
12 Computer Data Analysis 427
App. A Statistical Formulas and Symbols 449
App. B Sample Data Microsoft Excel Format 455
App. C Percentage of Area Lying Between the Mean and Successive Standard Deviation Units under the Normal Curve 459
App. D Critical Values for Pearson's Product-Moment Correlation (r) 461
App. E Critical Values of Student's Distribution (t) 463
App. F Abridged Table of Critical Values for Chi Square 465
App. G Critical Values of the F Distribution 467
App. H Research Report Evaluation 473
App. I Answers to Statistics Exercises 475
App. J Selected Indexes, Abstracts, and Reference Materials 479
Author Index 491
Subject Index 494
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