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Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer, 6th Edition

By James H. McMillan

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 21, 2011

Description

This book educates students to become intelligent consumers of educational research and introduces basic research principles to those who may eventually use research in their work.

 

Principles for conducting research and criteria for evaluating its overall credibility are presented in a concise manner, with numerous excerpts from published studies, to enable students to  learn to read, understand, and evaluate research, and judge the usefulness of the findings for educational practice. There is extensive use of aides to facilitate student learning, including chapter objectives, roadmaps and concept maps, study questions, consumer tips, over 150 examples from published articles (also includes full length articles), and author reflections. The Sixth Edition includes a more extensive presentation of experimental and quasi-experimental design, consistent with the current emphasis on conducting “scientific research,” qualitative data analysis, effect size, and two new chapters devoted to mixed-method studies and action research.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor

To the Student

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Research in Education

 

Chapter 2: Research Problems, Variables, and Hypothesis

 

Chapter 3: Locating and Reviewing Related Literature

 

Chapter 4: Participants and Sampling

 

Chapter 5: Foundations of Educaitonal Measurement

 

Chapter 6: Data Collection Techniques

 

Chapter 7: Nonexperimental Quantitative Reseearch Designs

 

Chapter 8: Experimental Research Designs

 

Chapter 9: Understanding Statistical Inferences

 

Chapter 10: Qualitative Research Designs, Data Collection, and Analysis

 

Chapter 11: Mixed-Method Designs

 

Chapter 12: Action Research

 

Chapter 13: Discussion and Conclustions

 

Chapter 14: The Intelligent Consumer - Putting It All Together

 

References

Credits

Index

 

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Package ISBN-13: 9780132787703

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  • What Every Teacher Should Know About Action Research
    Andrew P. Johnson

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