Understanding and Evaluating Educational Research / Edition 2

Understanding and Evaluating Educational Research / Edition 2

by James H. McMillan, Jon F. Wergin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130271675

ISBN-13: 9780130271679

Pub. Date: 04/04/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This practical research book guides readers in learning to become critical consumers by first understanding and then critiquing published research studies. It provides important principles for understanding and analyzing these reports on each major type of research.The book uniquely presents each type of research followed by examples of published studies that are

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This practical research book guides readers in learning to become critical consumers by first understanding and then critiquing published research studies. It provides important principles for understanding and analyzing these reports on each major type of research.The book uniquely presents each type of research followed by examples of published studies that are critiqued by the authors. It introduces readers to basic educational research concepts/methods and helps them become critical consumers by comprehending and assessing published research articles. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are included.For consumers who want to become educated consumers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130271679
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/04/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 11.54(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Reading Educational Research.
2. Quantitative Nonexperimental Designs.
Differing Opinions on Testing between Preservice andInservice Teachers, Kathy E. Green. The Impact of AlternateAssessments: A Statewide Teacher Survey, Harold L. Kleinert, SarahKennedy, and Jacqueline Farmer Kearns. Classroom Teachers' andMusic Specialists' Perceived Ability to Implement the National Standardsfor Music Education, Susan J. Byo. Relationship between Parents,Peers, Morality, and Theft in an Adolescent Sample, Beth Judy andEileen Nelson. College Success of Students from Three High SchoolSettings, Joe Sutton and Rhonda Galloway.

3. Quantitative Experimental Designs.
Motivational Effects on Test Scores of Elementary Students,Steven M. Brown and Herbert J. Walberg. Effects of a Children'sBook and a Traditional Textbook on Fifth-Grade Students' Achievementand Attitudes Toward Social Studies, C. Warren McKinney and H. JonJones. Effects of Cooperative Learning among Hispanic Studentsin Elementary Social Studies, Judith R. Lampe, Gene E. Rooze, andMary Tallent-Runnels. Grade Distributions, Grading Procedures,and Students' Evaluations of Instructors: A Justice Perspective,Jasmine Tata.

4. Qualitative Designs.
Building Bridges to Student Engagement: CommunicatingRespect and Care for Students in Urban High Schools, Donetta Cothranand Catherine D. Ennis. Rites of Passage among Women Reentering HigherEducation, Nancy P. Redding and William D. Dowling. How Doesthe Textbook Contribute to Learning in a Middle School Science Class?,Marcy P. Driscoll, MahnazMoallem, Walter Dick, and Elizabeth Kirby.

5. Action/Practitioner Research.
Effects of Curriculum Alignment Versus Direct Instructionon Urban Children, George Brent and Nicholas DiObilda. Improvingthe Grades of Student Athletes: A Study of Attitudes, Expectations,and Academic Performance, Henry Davis and Jim Guthrie.

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