Understanding and Evaluating Research / Edition 3

Understanding and Evaluating Research / Edition 3

by James H. McMillan, Jon F. Wergin, Jon F. Wergin, Jon Wergin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131721275

ISBN-13: 9780131721272

Pub. Date: 08/31/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Understanding and Evaluating Research, third edition, is a supplemental textbook appropriate for all courses in educational research. A reader, this text contains quantitative and qualitative educational research articles from a variety of professional journals. With each article is a sample article analysis and exercises that help students become better consumers

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Understanding and Evaluating Research, third edition, is a supplemental textbook appropriate for all courses in educational research. A reader, this text contains quantitative and qualitative educational research articles from a variety of professional journals. With each article is a sample article analysis and exercises that help students become better consumers of research. The third edition is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of a new chapter on “Mixed Method Designs” and two mixed-method studies, revised and expanded discussion of qualitative methods, more emphasis given to randomized designs, revision of research typology, and features eight new articles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131721272
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to reading educational research1
Ch. 2Quantitative nonexperimental designs13
The impact of alternate assessments : a statewide teacher survey16
Factors that inflence self-efficacy of counseling students : an exploratory study29
Relationship between parents, peers, morality, and theft in an adolescent sample38
College success of students from three high school settings49
Ch. 3Experimental designs60
The effects of an early reading curriculum on language and literacy development of Head Start children63
The influence of concept mapping on achievement, self-regulation, and self-efficacy in students of English as a second language74
Grade distributions, grading procedures, and students' evaluations of instructors : a justice perspective87
Ch. 4Qualitative designs94
Building bridges to student engagement : communicating respect and care for students in urban high schools98
"A fly in the buttermilk" : descriptions of university life by successful black undergraduate students at a predominately white southeastern university111
Ch. 5Mixed-method designs128
The artistic and professional development of teachers : a study of teachers' attitudes toward and use of the arts in teaching130
Preservice teachers' educational beliefs and their perceptions of characteristics of effective teachers146
Ch. 6Action/practitioner research164
When do they choose the reading center? : promoting literacy in a kindergarten classroom166
Doing research that makes a difference172

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