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.show more

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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 210.82 x 261.62 x 27.94mm | 1,383.45g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0131185349
  • 9780131185340
  • 2,014,523

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction Chapter 1: Introduction to Educational ResearchChapter 2: Selecting and Defining a Research TopicChapter 3: Preparing and Evaluating a Research PlanChapter 4: Selecting a SampleChapter 5: Selecting Measuring Instruments Part II: Quantitative Methods Chapter 6: Descriptive ResearchChapter 7: Correlational ResearchChapter 8: Causal-Comparative ResearchChapter 9: Experimental ResearchChapter 10: Single-Subject Experimental ResearchChapter 11: Descriptive StatisticsChapter 12: Inferential StatisticsChapter 13: Postanalysis Considerations Part III: Qualitative Methods Chapter 14: Overview of Qualitative ResearchChapter 15: Qualitative Data CollectionChapter 16: Narrative ResearchChapter 17: Ethnographic ResearchChapter 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 Indexshow more

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