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Overview

Understanding Research: a Consumer's Guide is the first text that places its focus squarely on the needs of the research consumer. This exciting new text helps develop in readers the skills, knowledge and strategies needed to read and interpret research reports and to evaluate the quality of such reports. Users rave about the easy to use and easy to understand format that makes this text perfect for anyone.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131583894
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Series: MyEducationLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I -- An Introduction to Research

Chapter 1 -- The Process of Research: Learning How Research Is Done

The Quantitative Parent Involvement Study

The Qualitative Parent Role Study

Chapter 2 -- Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Research

PART II -- UNDERSTANDING THE INTRODUCTIONS TO RESEARCH REPORTS

Chapter 3 -- The Research Problem: Identifying Why a Study Is Important

The Qualitative New Teacher Study

Chapter 4 -- The Literature Review: Examining the Background for a Study

Chapter 5 -- The Purpose: Identifying the Intent of a Study

The Quantitative Goal Orientation Study

PART III -- UNDERSTANDING THE METHODS AND RESULTS OF QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH REPORTS

Chapter 6 -- Quantitative Research Designs: Recognizing the Overall Plan for a Study

Chapter 7 -- Quantitative Data Collection: Identifying How Information Is Gathered

The Quantitative Youth Literacy Study

Chapter 8 -- Quantitative Data Analysis and Results: Examining What Was Found in a Study

PART IV -- UNDERSTANDING THE METHODS AND RESULTS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH REPORTS

Chapter 9 -- Qualitative Research Designs: Recognizing the Overall Plan for a Study

Chapter 10 -- Qualitative Data Collection: Identifying How Information Is Gathered

The Qualitative Classroom Management Study

Chapter 11 -- Qualitative Data Analysis and Results: Examining What Was Found in a Study

PART V -- UNDERSTANDING REPORTS THAT COMBINE QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Chapter 12 -- Mixed Methods Research

The Mixed Methods Learning Environment Study

Chapter 13 -- Action Research Designs: Research for Solving Practical Problems

The Action Research Internet Skills Study

PART VI -- UNDERSTANDING THE CONCLUSIONS TO RESEARCH REPORTS

Chapter 14 -- Interpreting Research

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