Introduction to Educational Research

Introduction to Educational Research

by C. M. Charles

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ISBN-13: 9780582286788
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1988
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I. ORIENTATION TO EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH.

1. Educational Research: Its Nature and Rules of Operation.

2. Types of Educational Research and Corresponding Sources of Data.

II. PRELIMINARY SKILLS NEEDED FOR CONDUCTING RESEARCH.

3. Selecting, Refining, and Proposing a Topic for Research.

4. Locating Published Research.

5. Interpreting and Summarizing Published Research.

III. CONDUCTING YOUR OWN RESEARCH PROJECT.

6. Designing a Research Project.

7. Procedures and Tools for Gathering Data.

8. Analyzing Research Data and Presenting Findings.

9. Preparing a Research Report.

IV. PROCEDURES AND EXEMPLARS IN EIGHT TYPES OF RESEARCH.

10. Ethnographic Research.

11. Descriptive Research and Historical Research.

12. Correlational Research.

13. Action Research and Evaluation Research.

14. Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Causal-Comparative Research.

Appendix: Overview of Statistical Concepts and Procedures.

Glossary.

Index.

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