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Research in Education and Behavioral Sciences: Concepts and Methods / Edition 1

Research in Education and Behavioral Sciences: Concepts and Methods / Edition 1

by Emanuel J. Mason


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ISBN-13: 9780697171054
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Pages: 496

Table of Contents

Part I: An Overview of Research
1 Science and Research
The Characteristics of Science and Research
Sources of Knowledge
The Relationship Between Philosophy and Science
Ways of Reasoning
The Concepts of Causation and Verifiability
Falsification and Scientific Explanations of Cause
Classification of the Sciences
Relationships Among the Sciences
Basic versus Applied Research
The Influence of the Researcher
Values and Ethics in Research
Problems for Thought and Discussion*
Supplementary Readings*
2 Modes of Research and the Scientific Method
The Scientific Method
Historical Research
Two Ways to Describe: Quantitatively and Qualitatively
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
Policy Research and Evaluation
Which Type of Study is Best?
Part II: The Tools of the Researcher
3 Making Problems Researchable
Language and the Structure of Research
Statement of the Problem and Hypothesis
Formulating Problems and Documentation
(and more...)

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