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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131721272
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/31/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to reading educational research 1
Ch. 2 Quantitative nonexperimental designs 13
The impact of alternate assessments : a statewide teacher survey 16
Factors that inflence self-efficacy of counseling students : an exploratory study 29
Relationship between parents, peers, morality, and theft in an adolescent sample 38
College success of students from three high school settings 49
Ch. 3 Experimental designs 60
The effects of an early reading curriculum on language and literacy development of Head Start children 63
The influence of concept mapping on achievement, self-regulation, and self-efficacy in students of English as a second language 74
Grade distributions, grading procedures, and students' evaluations of instructors : a justice perspective 87
Ch. 4 Qualitative designs 94
Building bridges to student engagement : communicating respect and care for students in urban high schools 98
"A fly in the buttermilk" : descriptions of university life by successful black undergraduate students at a predominately white southeastern university 111
Ch. 5 Mixed-method designs 128
The artistic and professional development of teachers : a study of teachers' attitudes toward and use of the arts in teaching 130
Preservice teachers' educational beliefs and their perceptions of characteristics of effective teachers 146
Ch. 6 Action/practitioner research 164
When do they choose the reading center? : promoting literacy in a kindergarten classroom 166
Doing research that makes a difference 172
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