Educational Research: Competencies For Analysis And Applications, Enhanced Pearson Etext With Loose…

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The updated Eleventh Edition of Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications introduces research mainly at a “how-to” skill and application level. A total instructional system, the book includes stated learning outcomes, instruction, and procedures for evaluating each outcome. It supports readers as they develop expertise in research, learning key concepts and skills and becoming involved in the research process itself. The authors take a down-to-earth approach that helps the reader become both an educational researcher and a competent consumer of educational research. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded assessments with feedback and interactive activities with expert feedback that provide invaluable opportunities for readers to engage in the research process, identify key elements in a published report, analyze and evaluate published research, and practice specific tasks required for a research project.

 

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From reviews of the book:   “Entire text is very accessible – through both language and visual aids; easy to understand examples for nearly every situation described in the text; beginning researchers will appreciate the attentiveness to context, while more experienced students will find a comprehensive text that expertly connect...

Geoffrey E. Mills A native of Australia, Geoff moved to the USA in 1986 to undertake doctoral studies at the University of Oregon. After completing his Ph.D. in 1988, Geoff accepted his first teaching position at Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University). After 12 years of teaching, Geoff moved into university ...
Format:Book & ToyDimensions:704 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 1.5 inPublished:December 28, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

 

Part I  Foundational Concepts and Processes  

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Educational Research        

CHAPTER 2 Selecting and Defining a Research Topic   

CHAPTER 3 Reviewing the Literature    

CHAPTER 4 Preparing and Evaluating a Research Plan 

CHAPTER 5 Selecting a Sample          

CHAPTER 6 Selecting Measuring Instruments   

 

Part II  Research Designs  

CHAPTER 7 Survey Research  

CHAPTER 8 Correlational Research      

CHAPTER 9 Causal—Comparative Research      

CHAPTER 10 Experimental Research   

CHAPTER 11 Single-Subject Experimental Research     

CHAPTER 12 Narrative Research

CHAPTER 13 Ethnographic Research

CHAPTER 14 Case Study Research

CHAPTER 15 Mixed Methods Research

CHAPTER 16 Action Research 

 

Part III  Working with Quantitative and Qualitative data  

CHAPTER 17 Descriptive Statistics      

CHAPTER 18 Inferential Statistics        

CHAPTER 19 Qualitative Data Collection

CHAPTER 20 Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation

 

Part IV  Reporting and Critiquing Research

CHAPTER 21 Preparing a Research Report  

CHAPTER 22 Evaluating a Research Report     

Editorial Reviews

From reviews of the book:   “Entire text is very accessible – through both language and visual aids; easy to understand examples for nearly every situation described in the text; beginning researchers will appreciate the attentiveness to context, while more experienced students will find a comprehensive text that expertly connects the many intertwining elements of the research process.” — Lauren Saenz, Boston College   “[T]he numerous summary tables … organize and consolidate the material in one convenient place …. end-of-chapter summaries are especially well done… presented in a topical format [and help] students to review the material… end-of-chapter tasks [are] … especially helpful to students who don’t quite know how to get started on the task.”  — Dwight R. Gard, Texas Tech University   “[T]he authors’ writing style … is instructive, engaging and at a level that is appropriate for any graduate student seeking a general understanding of research methods. The objectives and summary tables at the beginning of the chapter focus the students’ attention on the important ideas … numbered steps and examples provide clarification, especially where procedures are involved. The tasks and examples presented at the end of the chapter add relevancy to the chapter topics.” — Jann W. MacInnes, University of Florida