Educational Research by James B. SchreiberEducational Research by James B. Schreiber

Educational Research

byJames B. Schreiber, Kimberly Asner-Self

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Researchers finally have a resource that focuses on the research question, providing them with a unique approach that will help in the field. Key Ideas sections presented in each chapter act as an organising mechanism and look at the big picture of that chapter. Many of the writing activities are open-ended questions that allow them to write questions or what they are thinking about the topic at that point. In-Text Activities ask them to write down what they are working on, such as a research question, review of literature, or potential sample. Case study examples are also integrated throughout to demonstrate how decisions are made and how they affect everything in a study. This enables researchers to create the most effective studies.
Title:Educational ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.2 × 7.2 × 0.6 inPublished:November 2, 2010Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction To Research Design.

Research What Is It Anyway?

Qualitative And Quantitative Design.

Types Of Research.

Case Study.

Introduction To Armchair Moments .

Chapter 2 Scholar Before Researcher.

Reading Why Do It?

What Is A Literature Review?

Research Idea Locations.

Finding Literature.

Background Descriptive Statistics.

Case Study.

Armchair Moment.

Chapter 3 Problem Areas And Research Questions.

The Need To Organize.

Practical Tactics For Organizing Your Information.

Transitioning From Organizing To Writing.

Your Research Interests.

The Road You Are On.

Case Study.

Armchair Moment.

Chapter 4 Participant Sampling And Selection.

How Do We Get Who We Want?

Population, Sample, And Participants.

Quantitative Single-Stage Sampling Procedures.

Qualitative Sampling Process.

Potential Harm To Participants.

Case Study.

Armchair Moment.

Chapter 5 Believability In Observation And Measurement.

You Must Know So They Can Believe!

The Ways We Measure Quantitatively.

Qualitative Data.

“Score” Reliablity And Validity.

Aera/Apa Guidelines.

Developed Instruments.

Reliability And Validity Of Qualitative Research.

Case Study.

Armchair Moment.

Chapter 6 Instruments And Collection.

Surveys, Questionnaires, Interviews, And Field Notes.

How Should I Collect Data?

Types Of Content.

Basics Of Instrument Construction.

Instrument Design.

Scaling.

Pretesting.

Interviews.

Methods Of Data Collection.

Paper-And-Pencil Tests And Inventories.

Cognitive Tests.

Affective Tests.

Language And Bias.

Operationalizing Latent Constructs.

Data Collection Patterns.

Case Study.

Armchair Moment.

Chapter 7 Experimental And Nonexperimental.

Research Design.

Design For Strength And Elegance.

Study Design Review.

Designs And Their Limitations.

Experimental Designs.

Nonexperimental And Descriptive Designs.

Brief Discussion Of Advanced Designs/Statistical Techniques.

Types Of Data.

Justifying Your Research Design.

Case Study.

Armchair Moment.

Chapter 8 Qualitative Design.

Introduction To Qualitative Design.

Interactive Participation.

Noninteractive Participation.

Case Study.

Armchair Moment.

Chapter 9 Analysis Techniques: Descriptive And Inferential Statistics.

Why Choose An Analysis Technique Now?

Data.

Descriptive Statistics.

Inferential Statistics.

Statistical Significance.

Inferential Tests.

Chapter 10 Data Analysis: Non-Numeric Data.

Pattern Searching And Testing, Qualitative Style.

Study Validity In Qualitative Analysis.

Data Analysis Techniques, Phases, And Issues.

Which Software To Choose, If You Go That Route.

Analysis By Method.

Case Study.

Armchair Moment.

Chapter 11 Program Evaluation.

What Is Evaluation?

Models/Approaches To Evaluation.

Our Model And Experience With Evaluations.

Additional Topics.

Case Study.

Armchair Moment.

Chapter 12 Writing The Proposal Or Final Report.

Research Report Writing.

Proposal Report/Organization.

Being Your Own Best Editor.

Summary.

Armchair Moment.