Engaging, informative, and nontechnical, Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach, Second Edition was written and organized specifically for students intending to conduct future educational research. It enables students to think clearly and critically about the process of research and illustrates how easily research can be misinterpreted. The author empowers educators and makes research truly accessible by equipping readers with the reasoning and thinking skills needed to understand and critically evaluate empirical studies across all areas of education. Students are guided through the stages of the research process: thinking about research, formulating hypotheses, selecting appropriate research designs, collecting and analyzing statistical and qualitative data, and completing research analyses and critiques. As a result, students will better understand research as an integrated process, as well as show how and why researchers think like they do.
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About the Author
W. Newton Suter received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1983 from Stanford University. He is Professor in Educational Foundations in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he frequently teaches courses in research, statistics, measurement, and educational psychology. Dr. Suter’s research interests include healthcare education, health literacy, and home health education, and he has written several textbooks and various journal articles.
Table of Contents
PrefacePart I: FoundationsChapter 1: Educators as Critical ThinkersChapter 2: Thinking About ResearchChapter 3: Diversity of Educational ResearchPart II: Research as ProcessChapter 4: The Research ProblemChapter 5: Research LanguageChapter 6: Theory and PracticePart III: Data CollectionChapter 7: Research Bias and ControlChapter 8: Sampling in ResearchChapter 9: Measurement in ResearchPart IV: Design and AnalysisChapter 10: Common Experimental Research DesignsChapter 11: Common Non-Intervention Research DesignsChapter 12: Qualitative Data, Analysis, and DesignChapter 13: Statistical Data AnalysisPart V: Consumer to ProducerChapter 14: Research Analysis and CritiqueChapter 15: Writing Research ProposalsGlossaryReferencesIndex