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Introduction to Educational Research

Introduction to Educational Research - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205414123

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ISBN10: 0205414125
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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2005
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Introduction to Educational Research - 5TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205414123

Craig Mertler and Carol Charles

ISBN13: 978-0205414123
ISBN10: 0205414125
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This non-technical, hands-on introductory text is supported by up-to-date technology to augment students' comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in educational research methods.

Introduction to Educational Research, Fifth Edition, guides the learner through eight research methods to help plan and compose their first educational research project. Through chapter content and in-text exercises, readers simultaneously learn how to prepare a research plan, gather and analyze data, address research questions and hypotheses, and organize a report of their projects. In keeping with the main purpose of helping students clearly understand and apply research concepts, the language of the text is non-technical and there are many pedagogical features throughout the text.

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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