Educational Research

Educational Research : Competencies for Analysis and Applications

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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


Author Index

Subject Index
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