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"The textbookrs"s logical format, accuracy, and many clear examples that are relevant to educational research provide students and any reader with samples to more easily familiarize themselves with tools needed to conduct a research investigation." Laura J. Shea Doolan, St. Josephrs"s College "[Introduction to Educational Research] provides a very organized, non-technical introduction to enhance studentsrs" comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in educational research." Li-Ling Chen, California State University at East Bay This hands-on introductory text is supported by up-to-date technology. To develop studentsrs" understanding of research concepts, the text presents qualitative and quantitative techniques. The text guides learners through nine research methods to help plan and compose their first educational research project. Through chapter content and in-text exercises, readers simultaneously learn how to prepare a research plan, gather and analyze data, address research questions and hypotheses, and organize a research report. In keeping with the main purpose of helping students clearly understand and apply research concepts, the language of the text is non-technical and there are many pedagogical features throughout the text.
Table of Contents
Orientation to Educational Research
Educational Research: Its Nature and Rules of Operation
Types of Educational Research and Corresponding Sources of Data
Preliminary Skills Needed for Conducting Research
Selecting, Refining, and Proposing a Topic for Research
Locating Published Research
Interpreting and Summarizing Published Research
Conducting Your Own Research Project
Designing a Research Project
Procedures and Tools for Gathering Data
Analyzing Research Data and Presenting Findings
Preparing a Research Report
Procedures and Exemplars in Eight Types of Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Nonexperimental Quantitative Research
Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Single-Subject Research
Mixed-Methods Research Designs
Action and Evaluation Research
Overview of Statistical Concepts and Procedures
Note! To Organize Your Research Reports
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