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The Educator's Desk Reference: A Sourcebook of Educational Information and Research / Edition 2

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Overview

This master guide facilitates educational research using both traditional and electronic sources, providing information on how to utilize the Internet and offering statistical tools, research designs, measurement procedures, and software specifically tailored for behavioral research. As with the first edition, this book is designed for the professional as a ready-reference handbook both to refresh the reader's technical memory and to provide new developments in research methodology and sources of information. Distinguishing this second edition is a section on the Internet and chapters on measurements and techniques for exploratory data analysis.

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EDR is intended for personal libraries and could be very handy when Internet connections are unavailable....offers a good introduction and overview of research design and examples of statistical procedures for novice or occasional educational researchers.
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EDR is intended for personal libraries and could be very handy when Internet connections are unavailable....offers a good introduction and overview of research design and examples of statistical procedures for novice or occasional educational researchers.
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This reference covers the identification, by subject matter, of publishers of books, journals, and microcomputer software in education and these publishers' author guidelines; profiles standardized tests in print; describes software available for conducting statistical operations in educational research; provides guidelines for selecting appropriate research design; critiques various research designs and statistical procedures; and includes a directory of national and regional educational organizations with descriptive information about each. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573563598
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/30/2002
  • Series: ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 10.47 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

MELVYN N. FREED has served extensively in higher education as a faculty member and administrator. He is former vice president for administration at Arkansas State University and Governors State University (Illinois). ROBERT K. HESS is Associate Professor of Educational Research and Measurement at Arizona State University West. JOSEPH M. RYAN is director of the Research Consulting Center and Professor of Education at Arizona State University West.

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Table of Contents

0 Index 1 Preface 2 The Educator's Printed Reference Sources by Melvyn N. Freed 3 Introduction 4 Guide to Printed Reference Sources in Education 5 Printed Information Sources by Type 6 Internet Information Sources for the Educator by Melvyn N. Freed 7 Finding Education Information on the Web: The U.S. Domain 8 Descriptive Profiles of U.S. Web Sites 9 Finding Education Information on the Web: The International Domain 10 Descriptive Profiles of International Web Sites 11 Guide to Professional Publishing by Melvyn N. Freed 12 Journals in Education and Related Fields 13 Author's Guide to Book Publishers 14 Computer Software for Educational Research and Measurement by Robert K. Hess 15 Nonstatistical Packages for Computers 16 Software for Education Measurement 17 Research Purposes, Processes, and Procedures in Education by Joseph M. Ryan 18 Section Introduction and Overview 19 Linking Research Questions to Research Designs and Statistical Procedures 20 A Summary of Research Designs 21 A Summary of Statistical Procedures 22 A Summary of Sampling Techniques 23 A Summary of Measurement Concepts, Approaches, and Procedures 24 A Summary of Graphical Procedures for Examining, Summarizing, and Reporting Data 25 A Research Process Checklist 26 Organizations in Education by Melvyn N. Freed 27 Directory of National and Regional Organizations in Education 28 Profiles of National and Regional Organizations in Education

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