Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer / Edition 6

Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer / Edition 6

by James H. McMillan
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Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer / Edition 6

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: 9780132596473
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

To the Instructor

To the Student

Chapter 1: Introduction to Research in Education

Chapter 2: Research Problems, Variables, and Hypothesis

Chapter 3: Locating and Reviewing Related Literature

Chapter 4: Participants and Sampling

Chapter 5: Foundations of Educaitonal Measurement

Chapter 6: Data Collection Techniques

Chapter 7: Nonexperimental Quantitative Reseearch Designs

Chapter 8: Experimental Research Designs

Chapter 9: Understanding Statistical Inferences

Chapter 10: Qualitative Research Designs, Data Collection, and Analysis

Chapter 11: Mixed-Method Designs

Chapter 12: Action Research

Chapter 13: Discussion and Conclustions

Chapter 14: The Intelligent Consumer - Putting It All Together




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