Understanding and Evaluating Educational Research / Edition 2

Understanding and Evaluating Educational Research / Edition 2

by James H. McMillan, Jon F. Wergin
     
 

This supplementary text for an introductory research class is designed to help students become more informed consumers of published educational research studies in their careers as teachers, principals, or counselors. It provides an approach for identifying whether an article or report should be considered as research, understanding the type of research, and using… See more details below

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This supplementary text for an introductory research class is designed to help students become more informed consumers of published educational research studies in their careers as teachers, principals, or counselors. It provides an approach for identifying whether an article or report should be considered as research, understanding the type of research, and using criteria to judge each type of research. The approach is illustrated with questions and answers on published articles from various journals. This second edition includes more articles, and adds coverage of analytical research methods and descriptive quantitative nonexperimental designs. McMillan and Wergin are affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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

Ch. 1Introduction to Reading Educational Research1
Ch. 2Quantitative Nonexperimental Designs13
Articles
Differing Opinions on Testing between Preservice and Inservice Teachers16
The Impact of Alternate Assessments: A Statewide Teacher Survey26
Classroom Teachers' and Music Specialists' Perceived Ability to Implement the National Standards for Music Education41
Relationship between Parents, Peers, Morality, and Theft in an Adolescent Sample52
College Success of Students from Three High School Settings65
Ch. 3Quantitative Experimental Designs79
Articles
Motivational Effects on Test Scores of Elementary Students82
Effects of a Children's Book and a Traditional Textbook on Fifth-Grade Students' Achievement and Attitudes toward Social Studies90
Effects of Cooperative Learning among Hispanic Students in Elementary Social Studies100
Grade Distributions, Grading Procedures, and Students' Evaluations of Instructors: A Justice Perspective110
Ch. 4Qualitative Designs119
Articles
Building Bridges to Student Engagement: Communicating Respect and Care for Students in Urban High Schools124
Rites of Passage among Women Reentering Higher Education139
How Does the Textbook Contribute to Learning in a Middle School Science Class?154
Ch. 5Action/Practitioner Research173
Articles
Effects of Curriculum Alignment versus Direct Instruction on Urban Children175
Improving the Grades of Student Athletes: A Study of Attitudes, Expectations, and Academic Performance184
Index201

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