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Introduction to Educational Research

Introduction to Educational Research - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321081759

Cover of Introduction to Educational Research 4TH 02 (ISBN 978-0321081759)
ISBN13: 978-0321081759
ISBN10: 0321081757 Edition: 4TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

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Introduction to Educational Research - 4TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321081759

Carol M. Charles and Craig A. Mertler

ISBN13: 978-0321081759
ISBN10: 0321081757 Edition: 4TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This practical introductory text helps students understand, conduct, and interpret both qualitative and quantitative paradigms in educational research methods.

This book is organized around eight research methods to help users plan and conduct their first educational research projects. By proceeding through chapter contents and completing the in-text exercises, readers will simultaneously prepare a research plan and learn how to obtain and analyze data, address research questions and hypotheses, and prepare a report of their projects. In keeping with the main purpose of helping users clearly understand and apply research concepts, many pedagogical features have been included in the book. Additionally, each chapter contains one or more special sections titled "Applying Technology."

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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