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Become a more competent consumer and producer of research with INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, 8th Edition! Known for its exceptionally clear writing style and comprehensive coverage, this research methods guide helps you master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others. The authors familiarize you with common research problems in a step-by-step manner through examples that clarify complex concepts supported by strong end-of-chapter exercises. This book is a must-read for anyone planning to conduct research or interpret the research of others.
Table of Contents
Foundations: The Scientific Approach in Education
The Nature of Scientific Inquiry
The Scientific Approach in Education
The Research Problem
Reviewing the Literature
Sampling and Inferential Statistics
Tools of Research
Validity and Reliability
Experimental Research Design
Ex Post Facto Research
Defining and Designing Qualitative Research
Types of Qualitative Research
Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Research
Mixed Methods Research
Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals
Interpreting and Reporting Results of Quantitative Research
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