|Research in Education: Pearson New International Edition:Evidence-Based Inquiry||9781292022673
Research in Education: Pearson New International Edition:Evidence-Based Inquiry
This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research.
This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies.
The seventh edition of Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry has been extensively revised to respond to increasingly stringent standards for conducting quality research.
The seventh edition includes some important changes. Overall, duplication of some content has been mitigated, and there are new chapters. New and improved features include the following:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Evidence-Based Inquiry
Chapter 2: Research Designs and Reading Research Reports
Chapter 3: Research Problems, Questions and Hypotheses
Chapter 4: Review of Literature
Chapter 5: Designing Quantitative Research: Purpose, Validity, and Ethical Considerations
Chapter 6: Participants, Subjects and Sampling for Quantitative Designs
Chapter 7: Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 8: Quantitative Data Collection: Technical Adequacy
Chapter 9: Collecting Quantitative Data
Chapter 10: Nonexperimental Research Designs, Surveys, and Secondary Data Analysis
Chapter 11: Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Single-Subject Designs
Chapter 12: Understanding and Reporting Inferential Data Analyses
Chapter 13: Designing Qualitative Research
Chapter 14: Collecting Qualitative Data
Chapter 15: Qualitative Data Analysis
Chapter 16: Mixed-Methods Designs
Chapter 17: Concept Analysis and Historical Research
Chapter 18: Evaluation Research and Policy Analysis
Chapter 19: Action Research
Appendix A: Answers to Application Problems
Appendix B: Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals
Appendix C: Guidelines for Writing Research Reports
Appendix D: Glossary
Appendix E: Calculations for Selected Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Research in Education emphasizes evidence-based inquiry while providing a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student-friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. Introductory chapters provide an introduction to research and research problems, major types of research designs, and the review of literature. Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for consuming and conducting qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and action research.
Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research and to provide a basis for student review and critique.
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