Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer / Edition 5

Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer / Edition 5

by James H. McMillan
ISBN-10:
0205508308
ISBN-13:
2900205508302
Pub. Date:
04/09/2007
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Paperback

View All Available Formats & Editions
Current price is , Original price is $146.67. You
Select a Purchase Option (Older Edition)
  • purchase options
    $32.21 $146.67 Save 78% Current price is $32.21, Original price is $146.67. You Save 78.03913547419377%.
    • Free return shipping at the end of the rental period details
    • Textbook Rentals in 3 Easy Steps  details
    icon-error
    Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.
  • purchase options
    $70.57 $146.67 Save 52% Current price is $70.57, Original price is $146.67. You Save 52%.
    icon-error
    Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.

Overview

Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer / Edition 5

This book educates students to become intelligent consumers of educational research and introduces basic research principles to those who may eventually use research in their work.

Principles for conducting research and criteria for evaluating its overall credibility are presented in a concise manner, with numerous excerpts from published studies, to enable students to learn to read, understand, and evaluate research, and judge the usefulness of the findings for educational practice. There is extensive use of aides to facilitate student learning, including chapter objectives, roadmaps and concept maps, study questions, consumer tips, over 150 examples from published articles (also includes full length articles), and author reflections. The Sixth Edition includes a more extensive presentation of experimental and quasi-experimental design, consistent with the current emphasis on conducting “scientific research,” qualitative data analysis, effect size, and two new chapters devoted to mixed-method studies and action research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900205508302
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 04/09/2007
Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

James H. McMillan is professor and chair of foundations of education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he teaches educational research and assessment courses and directs the Research and Evaluation Track of the PhD in education program. He is also director of the Metropolitan Ed­ucational Research Consortium, a partnership of Virginia Commonwealth University and seven Richmond-area school divisions that conducts and disseminates action and applied research. His current research interests include classroom and large-scale assessment. He has recently published the third edition of Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction and edited Formative Classroom Assessment: Theory into Practice. He has authored three educa­tional research methods textbooks and published numerous articles in journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Educa­tional Measurement: Issues and Practice.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction to Research in Education.

2. Variables, Research Problems, and Hypotheses.

3. Locating and Reviewing Related Literature.

4. Using the Internet for Educational Research.

5. Subjects, Participants, and Sampling.

6. Foundations of Educational Measurement.

7. Types of Educational Measures.

8. Nonexperimental Quantitative Research Designs.

9. Experimental and Single-Subject Research Designs.

10. Analyzing Statistic Inferences.

11. Qualitative Research Designs.

12. Analyzing Discussion and Conclusions.

13. The Intelligent Consumer: Putting It All Together.

Appendix: Answers to Sample Test Questions.

References.

Acknowledgements.

Index.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Educational Research 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago