Educational Research

Educational Research : Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

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For Introduction to Educational Research courses. The only introduction to offer balanced, inclusive, integrated treatment of educational research, this text comprehensively addresses both quantitative and qualitative approaches, with the goal of starting students on the path to doing their own research as well as evaluating the research of others. After an overview of the nature of educational research, eight chapters explore specific steps in the research processfrom identifying a problem through reporting one's findings. Coverage closes with eight research design chaptersexperimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative, mixed methods, and action research.show more

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 2nd International edition
  • 0131293451
  • 9780131293458

Table of contents

Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH. 1. The Process of Conducting Research. 2. Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches. Part II: THE STEPS IN THE PROCESS OF RESEARCH. 3. Identifying a Research Problem. 4. Reviewing the Literature. 5. Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses. 6. Collecting Quantitative Data. 7. Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data. 8. Collecting Qualitative Data. 9. Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data. 10. Reporting and Evaluating Research. Part III: RESEARCH DESIGNS. 11. Experimental Designs. 12. Correlational Designs. 13. Survey Designs. 14. Grounded Theory Designs. 15. Ethnographic Designs. 16. Narrative Research Designs. 17. Mixed Methods Designs. 18. Action Research Designs. Appendix A: Answers to the Chapter Study Questions. Appendix B: Determine Size Using Sample Size Tables. Appendix C: Non-Normal Distribution. Appendix D: Strategies for Defending a Research Proposal. Glossary. References. Author Index. Subject Index.show more