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Practical Research Methods for Educators: Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner / Edition 1

Practical Research Methods for Educators: Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner / Edition 1

by Ennio Cipani PhD
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ISBN-13: 9780826122353
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/11/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ennio Cipani, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in California since 1983. He has been doing in-home and in-school behavioral consultation for children with problem behaviors for four decades. Dr. Cipani has published numerous articles, chapters, books, and software in the areas of child behavior management and parent and teacher behavioral consultation. He coauthored Behavioral Classification System for Problem Behaviors in Schools: A Diagnostic Manual (Springer Publishing, 2017).

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Science & the Scientific Method

What is Science?

Science and the Study of Variables

Descriptive Research Studies

Correlation Research Studies

Experimental Research Studies

Chapter 2: Measuring the Dependent Variable

Methodological Requirements for Measuring Student Behavior

Steps to Measuring Student Behavior

Measuring Student Learning

Chapter 3: Basics of Single Subject Designs

Characteristics of Single Case Designs

Requisites for Collecting Single-Case Research Data

Determining a Treatment Effect in Single Case Designs

Contrasting Group Versus Single Case Experimental Designs

Chapter 4: Single Case Designs

AB and Additive Designs

Reversal Designs

Multiple Baseline Designs

Multi-Element Designs (AKA Alternating Dreams Design)

Changing Criterion Designs

Chapter 5: Types of Single-Case Research Studies
Deciding on the Type of Research Studies
Potential Thesis/Dissertation Research Topics

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

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