Educational Research

Educational Research : Competencies for Analysis and Applications

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For courses in Research Methods/Educational Research.

Long recognized as the market leader in Introduction to Educational Research courses, Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications, eighth edition, remains a practical text focused on the skills and procedures students need in order to become competent consumers and producers of educational research. The text uses a direct, step-by-step approach to the research process and incorporates Tasks and articles throughout to provide students with the practice they need to master research steps and evaluation. The accessible writing style and light, humorous tone also help demystify this demanding course. In addition to substantially reworking the text to make it even more accessible to the student, key changes in the eighth edition include: expanded coverage of qualitative research with two new chapters (Narrative Research and Ethnographic Research), increased coverage of how to use technology in the research process, and new chapters on Single-Subject Research and Mixed Methods. This comprehensive instructional resource encompasses the full spectrum of the field, making it appropriate as a core text for an introductory course in educational research.
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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 210.82 x 261.62 x 27.94mm | 1,383.45g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0131185349
  • 9780131185340
  • 2,175,036

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction



Chapter 1: Introduction to Educational Research

Chapter 2: Selecting and Defining a Research Topic

Chapter 3: Preparing and Evaluating a Research Plan

Chapter 4: Selecting a Sample

Chapter 5: Selecting Measuring Instruments



Part II: Quantitative Methods

Chapter 6: Descriptive Research

Chapter 7: Correlational Research

Chapter 8: Causal-Comparative Research

Chapter 9: Experimental Research

Chapter 10: Single-Subject Experimental Research

Chapter 11: Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 12: Inferential Statistics

Chapter 13: Postanalysis Considerations



Part III: Qualitative Methods

Chapter 14: Overview of Qualitative Research

Chapter 15: Qualitative Data Collection

Chapter 16: Narrative Research

Chapter 17: Ethnographic Research

Chapter 18: Qualitative Research: Data Analysis and Interpretation



Part IV: Mixed Methods



Chapter 19: Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods



Part V: Action Research



Chapter 20: Action Research



Part VI: Reporting Research





Chapter 21: Preparing a Research Report



Part VII: Critiquing Research



Chapter 22: Evaluating a Research Report



Appendix A: Reference Tables



Appendix B: Math Review



Appendix C: Suggested Responses



Glossary



Author Index



Subject Index
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