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This is an introduction to educational research. It covers the most widely used methodologies and discusses the research process in detail. Step-by-step analyses of real research studies provide students with practical examples of how to prepare their work.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jack R. Fraenkel
Publisher:
Release: 2008
File: 642 Pages
ISBN-13: 0071287922

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This comprehensive introduction to educational research covers the most widely used research methodologies and discusses the research process in detail. Step-by-step analysis of real research studies provides students with practical examples of how to prepare their work and read that of others. End-of-chapter problem sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and discussion of the preparation of research proposals and reports make the text appropriate for courses that focus on doing research as well as for courses that stress reading and understanding research.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jack R. Fraenkel
Publisher:
Release: 2005
File: 620 Pages
ISBN-13: 0071118098

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• This collection of research articles emphasizes topics of interest to classroom teachers. • The 38 research articles illustrate: •survey research •quantitative content analysis •correlational research •true experimental research •quasi-experimental research •pre-experimental research •single-subject research/behavior analysis •causal-comparative research •program evaluation •qualitative research •combined qualitative/quantitative research •meta-analysis • The lines in each article are numbered sequentially, making it easy to refer to specific parts of the article during classroom discussions. • The availability of a single source of research articles is convenient and helps you avoid copyright infringement problems. • Factual Questions at the end of each article allow students to check their comprehension. • Questions for discussion stimulate classroom discussions of research methods. • After answering the questions, students rate the quality of each article using 13 basic criteria. More detailed criteria in the Appendix may also be applied. • Ideal for courses in which the primary goal is to learn how to evaluate research. • Twenty-one different journals are represented in the 38 articles in this collection. Students see the diversity of educational research since the journals vary in their standards for publication. • New to this edition: Thirteen new articles keep this popular research reader up-to-date.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Lawrence S Lyne
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-09-13
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351971843

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Research Methods in Education introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating questions about the educational world. This lively, innovative text helps students connect technique and substance, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. It weaves actual research "stories" into the presentation of research topics, and it emphasizes validity, authenticity, and practical significance as overarching research goals. The text is divided into three sections: Foundations of Research (5 chapters), Research Design and Data Collection (7 chapters), and Analyzing and Reporting Data (3 chapters). This tripartite conceptual framework honors traditional quantitative approaches while reflecting the growing popularity of qualitative studies, mixed method designs, and school-based techniques. This approach provides a comprehensive, conceptually unified, and well-written introduction to the exciting but complex field of educational research.

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Genre: Education
Author: Joseph Check
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2011-10-27
File: 440 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412998512

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The field of design research has been gaining momentum over the last five years, particularly in educational studies. As papers and articles have grown in number, definition of the domain is now beginning to standardise. This book fulfils a growing need by providing a synthesised assessment of the use of development research in education. It looks at four main elements: background information including origins, definitions of development research, description of applications and benefits and risks associated with studies of this kind how the approach can serve the design of learning environments and educational technology quality assurance - how to safeguard academic rigor while conducting design and development studies a synthesis and overview of the topic along with relevant reflections.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jan Van den Akker
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2006-11-22
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134155644

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In Mixed Methods Design in Evaluation, the first volume of SAGE's Evaluation in Practice Series, best-selling author Donna M. Mertens explores the meaning of mixed methods evaluation, its evolution over the last few decades, and the dominant philosophical frameworks that are influencing thought and practice in the field today. Four chapters explore evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions, development of instruments, systematic reviews, and policy evaluations, while an additional chapter covers evaluation approaches often required in specific contexts including gender responsive evaluations, needs assessment, and evaluations in conflict zones. Practical in nature, the book guides readers’ thinking about the design of mixed methods evaluations through the use of illustrative examples and explanations for further applications.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Donna M. Mertens
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2017-07-13
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506330662

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Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach to Design and Evaluation offers a fresh and innovative approach for graduate students and faculty in the fields of testing, measurement, psychometrics, research design, and related areas of study. Author Theresa J.B. Kline guides readers through the process of designing and evaluating a test, while ensuring that the test meets the highest professional standards. The author uses simple, clear examples throughout and fully details the required statistical analyses. Topics include—but are not limited to—design of item stems and responses; sampling strategies; classical and modern test theory; IRT program examples; reliability of tests and raters; validation using content, criterion-related, and factor analytic approaches; test and item bias; and professional and ethical issues in testing.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Theresa J.B. Kline
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2005-02-15
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506315942

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Introduction to design and analysis for educational intervention -- The nuts and bolts of single-case design -- The classic A-B-A-B design -- Complex single-case designs -- Visual analysis and interpretation strategies for single-case design -- Advanced empirical analyses of single-case data in practice and research -- Brief experimental analysis -- Single-case design for research purposes -- A response-to-intervention model incorporating experimental design.

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Genre: Education
Author: T. Chris Riley-Tillman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release: 2020-03-09
File: 222 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462542130

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Assuming no prior knowledge, Educational Research by R. Burke Johnson and Larry Christensen offers a comprehensive, easily digestible introductory research methods text for undergraduate and graduate students. Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields; how to read and critically evaluate published research; and the ability to write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own. Students rave about the clarity of this best seller and its usefulness for their studies, enabling them to become critical consumers and users of research.

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Genre: Education
Author: R. Burke Johnson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2016-09-15
File: 744 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483391625

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Researchers, historians, and philosophers of science have debated the nature of scientific research in education for more than 100 years. Recent enthusiasm for "evidence-based" policy and practice in educationâ€"now codified in the federal law that authorizes the bulk of elementary and secondary education programsâ€"have brought a new sense of urgency to understanding the ways in which the basic tenets of science manifest in the study of teaching, learning, and schooling. Scientific Research in Education describes the similarities and differences between scientific inquiry in education and scientific inquiry in other fields and disciplines and provides a number of examples to illustrate these ideas. Its main argument is that all scientific endeavors share a common set of principles, and that each fieldâ€"including education researchâ€"develops a specialization that accounts for the particulars of what is being studied. The book also provides suggestions for how the federal government can best support high-quality scientific research in education.

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Genre: Education
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release: 2002-03-28
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 0309133092

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