Research Strategies for Education
This book was prepared for graduate students, practicing teachers, administrators, guidance counselors and other clinicians who recognize the need to use research as a basis for decision making about policies, processes, products and programs. It provides the reader with the tools necessary to interpret the literature and carry out applied research projects. The strength of the text is the author's linkage between theory and practical, real-world application using concrete examples to make the connection. Checkpoint questions provide the reader with a tool for review and understanding. Organization of chapters leads reader from selection and definition of a problem to descriptive and experimental research designs.
- Paperback | 560 pages
- 188 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 1,020.59g
- 22 Jan 1999
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Delmar Cengage Learning
- Clifton Park, United States
Table of contents
PART I: NATURE AND PURPOSE OF RESEARCH. 1. Selection and Definition of a Problem. 2. Ethical and Legal Consideration in Research. 3. Preparation of a Research Plan. 4. Sampling Procedures. 5. Selecting Instruments of Assessment. PART II: DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH METHODS. 6. Survey Procedures. 7. Correlation Procedures. 8. Other Descriptive Procedures. PART III: EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS. 9. Single Group Designs. 10. Two-Group Designs. 11. Other Experimental Procedures. PART IV: POSTANALYTICAL CONSIDERATIONS. 12. Using the Computer for Data Analysis. 13. Preparing the Research Report. 14. Evaluation of a Research Report. APPENDICES: A: Table of (10,000) Random Numbers. B: Table of Appropriate Sample Sizes. C: Chi Square Table. D: Critical Values for r. E: Critical Values for t. F: Critical Values for F. G: Standard Score Conversion Table. GLOSSARY. INDEX.