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"Educational Research: An Introduction, Eighth Edition, " is the most comprehensive and widely respected text for scholars and for the preparation of graduate-level students who need to understand educational research in depth and conduct original research for a dissertation or thesis. A comprehensive introduction to the major research methods and types of data analysis used today, this text provides in-depth coverage of all facets of research, from the epistemology of quantitative and qualitative scientific inquiry to the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of a completed study.
Table of Contents
PART I Educational Research---The Field
The Nature of Educational Research
PART II Planning a Research Study
Developing a Research Proposal
Ethical, Legal, and Human Relations Issues in Educational Research
Reviewing the Literature
PART III Research Methods
Selecting a Sample
Collecting Research Data with Tests and Self-Report Measures
Collecting Research Data with Questionnaires and Interviews
Collecting Research Data through Observation and Content Analysis
PART IV Quantitative Research Design
Descriptive and Causal-Comparative Research Designs