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Fundamentals of Educational Research

Fundamentals of Educational Research Author Garry Anderson
ISBN-10 9781135708214
Release 2005-06-22
Pages 280
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Fundamentals of Educational Research succeeds in cutting through the complexities of research to give the novice reader a sound basis to define, develop, and conduct study, while providing insights for even the accomplished reader. This best-selling book is of value to all social researchers, but in particular to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers employed in private industry, management and government agencies. Anderson discusses the research process and offers a wealth of information on how to define a research problem, plan a study, develop a research framework, collect the data, analyse it and write it into a credible paper or thesis. He has captured the essential components of the research process in a book that balances the quantitative and qualitative perspectives through both the academic and consulting research traditions.



Fundamentals of Educational Research

Fundamentals of Educational Research Author Gary Anderson
ISBN-10 1850007896
Release 1990
Pages 273
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This book aims to cut through the mysteries of educational research and provide a succinct and conceptual exposition of research processes, methods and tools. It gives an overview of major sources of research problems and questions and introduces useful research framework. Major research methods and approaches are introduced together with advice on when to use them.



Practitioner Research for Teachers

Practitioner Research for Teachers Author Diana Burton
ISBN-10 0761944214
Release 2005
Pages 200
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The authors show how being able to conduct and understand research is vital for the professional development of teachers.



Fundamentals of Educational Research

Fundamentals of Educational Research Author Jeffrey Glanz
ISBN-10 1929024908
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 443
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Here's just what you need to understand and apply basic research principles—so that you can more successfully complete a research task or paper and, more importantly, become an intelligent consumer of research. Written in workbook format to facilitate easy reading and use, this book is filled with charts, blocked text, and practice exercises to ensure easier reading.



Fundamentals of Educational Research

Fundamentals of Educational Research Author James H. McMillan
ISBN-10 9780133580723
Release 2015-01-26
Pages 432
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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Fundamentals of Educational Research and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0134013492. Accessible, contemporary, and thoughtful, Fundamentals of Educational Research helps readers 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 readers to learn to read, understand, and evaluate research and to judge the usefulness of the findings for educational practice. The text facilitates learning with the inclusion of chapter objectives, roadmaps and concept maps, study questions, consumer tips, more than 175 examples from published articles, several full length articles, and author reflections. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.



Understanding Education Research

Understanding Education Research Author Gary Shank
ISBN-10 9781317249894
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 150
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"Understanding Education Research" is designed to help students learn to read educational research articles carefully, systematically, and critically. Students learn to categorize titles, decode abstracts, find research questions, characterize research arguments, break down methods and procedures, explore references, apply analysis strategies, and interpret findings. The book allows them to easily develop the skills they need to be research literate. It offers simple guidelines for qualitative, quantitative, and statistical approaches that help students master the basics behind these often complex and confusing methodologies. The book is accessible for future researchers or for students who simply need to understand research clearly. It is written in a clear and engaging style, with ample concrete examples of each stage, offering exercises for student practice.



Teaching and Learning in the Science Laboratory

Teaching and Learning in the Science Laboratory Author Dimitris Psillos
ISBN-10 9780306481963
Release 2006-05-05
Pages 270
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This book aims to improve the design and organization of innovative laboratory practices and to provide tools and exemplary results for the evaluation of their effectiveness, adequate for labwork in order to promote students' scientific understanding in a variety of countries. The papers are based on research and developmental work carried out in the context of the European Project "Labwork in Science Education" (LSE). This substantial and significant body of research is now made available in English.



Fundamentals of Qualitative Research

Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Author Johnny Saldaña
ISBN-10 9780199737956
Release 2011-03-18
Pages 191
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Fundamentals of Qualitative Research approaches qualitative inquiry as a strategically selected composite of genres, elements, and styles. Saldaña, author of the bestselling book, The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, brings clear writing and explanatory prowess to this new textbook for learning the fundamentals of qualitative research methods. This book presents a concise yet rigorous description of how to design and conduct fieldwork projects and how to examine data in multiple ways for interpretive insight. Saldaña, a master teacher and qualitative data analyst, acquaints readers with the major genres of qualitative research available and the elements of interviewing, participant observation, and other data collection methods to inform emergent research design decisions. An extended chapter on qualitative data analysis is one of the book's unique features. Saldaña devotes necessary coverage to conceptual foundations, coding, analytic memo writing, thematic analysis, assertion development, grounded theory, narrative and poetic inquiry, and ethnodramatic approaches to the data. Eight distinctive styles of qualitative writing are presented. The book concludes with a list of recommended readings in the field, as well as additional resources on organizations and associations dedicated to qualitative research. Fundamentals of Qualitative Research is an ideal introduction for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in education, sociology, psychology, anthropology, human communication, and health care.



Books to Build On

Books to Build On Author E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
ISBN-10 9780307567215
Release 2009-10-14
Pages 384
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A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.



Beginning Qualitative Research

Beginning Qualitative Research Author Pamela Maykut
ISBN-10 9781135720735
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 208
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The authors have focused this book on the serious, beginning, qualitative researcher - theoretically rigorous, yet with an understandable perspective.; The book has three main features. First, it provides a strong theoretical base for the understanding of competing research paradigms. Secondly, it features a "methods" section consistent with the non-linear nature of naturalistic inquiry, yet it allows the beginner to see direction. Thirdly, the authors include examples of actual research studies conducted (and completed) in a single year.



Fundamentals of Library Instruction

Fundamentals of Library Instruction Author Monty L. McAdoo
ISBN-10 9780838911419
Release 2012-01
Pages 112
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Being a great teacher is part and parcel of being a great librarian. In this book, the author, a veteran instruction services librarian lays out the fundamentals of the discipline in easily accessible language. Succinctly covering the topic from top to bottom, he: Offers an overview of the historical context of library instruction, drawing on recent research in learning theory to help the instructor choose the most effective strategies for any situation; Shows readers how to assess the information needs of a given audience, how to develop a curriculum for teaching information literacy, and how to fit an appropriate amount of content into the allotted time; Addresses the pros and cons of online versus face-to-face instruction; Includes methods for publicizing the availability of the library's learning opportunities. With expert guidance for putting theory into practice, this book helps librarians connect with students as effectively as possible.



Understanding and Interpreting Educational Research

Understanding and Interpreting Educational Research Author Ronald C. Martella
ISBN-10 9781462509621
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 666
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This user-friendly text takes a learn-by-doing approach to exploring research design issues in education and psychology, offering evenhanded coverage of quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and single-case designs. Readers learn the basics of different methods and steps for critically examining any study's design, data, and conclusions, using sample peer-reviewed journal articles as practice opportunities. The text is unique in featuring full chapters on survey methods, evaluation, reliability and validity, action research, and research syntheses. Pedagogical Features Include: *An exemplar journal article at the end of each methods chapter, together with questions and activities for critiquing it (including, where applicable, checklist forms to identify threats to internal and external validity), plus lists of additional research examples. *Research example boxes showing how studies are designed to address particular research questions. *In every chapter: numbered chapter objectives, bulleted summaries, subheadings written as questions, a running glossary, and end-of-chapter discussion questions. * Electronic Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank, provided separately--includes chapter outlines; answers to exercises, discussion questions, and illustrative example questions; and PowerPoints.



Conducting Educational Research

Conducting Educational Research Author Bruce W. Tuckman
ISBN-10 9781442209657
Release 2012-02-16
Pages 532
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Conducting Educational Research, Sixth Edition thoroughly addresses the major components of research design and methodology. The text is especially useful for inexperienced student-researchers and doctoral students in the early stages of preparing a dissertation. The early chapters of the text clearly describe the process of selecting a problem, reviewing the literature, constructing a hypothesis, identifying and labeling variables, and constructing operational definitions. The later chapters assist students in refining methodological procedures, analyzing data, and writing the final research report. The clarity of the text and the numerous practical examples help to reinforce important concepts and key ideas, increasing the efficacy of the text for even the most inexperienced student-researchers. Additionally, sample studies are included as models of acceptable published research and serve as a guide against which students may evaluate their own work. Changes in New Edition More illustrations, tables, figures, and bulleted lists to enhance understanding More and simpler explanations of complex process A greater balance between the various approaches to research, ranging from experimental to qualitative, with causal-comparative, survey, and evaluation in-between Part I Expanded to include additional ethical considerations when conducting research. Part II: Renamed "Carrying out Fundamental Steps of Research" Additional details regarding measurement and observation Expanded discussion of the application of design criteria Part III: Renamed "Carrying out Quantitative Research" Additional chapters on experimental research, correlational and causal-comparative research, survey research, and evaluation research.



Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher

Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher Author Michelle Reale
ISBN-10 9780838915295
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 144
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Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher book for free.



Participatory Evaluation In Education

Participatory Evaluation In Education Author Lorna M. Earl
ISBN-10 9781135718855
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 208
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This text focuses on "participatory evaluation", an approach that involves teachers and educational administrators as partners with researchers in a broad range of school and school system-based evaluation tasks with the explicit goal of using such data to improve practice.; Participatory evaluation is a natural, suitable and effective approach to school improvement and educational change, and has been practiced by the editors and several colleagues for many years. Though participatory applied research strategies are growing in popularity, there is a paucity of documented empirical support for the approach. presenting a set of original empirical studies and a critical analysis of them this book will add to our knowledge about variations in the approach, conditions that support it, its viability within the culture of schools and school systems and its likely impact defined in terms of the use of research data and organisational learning.; The book will be useful for educational practitioners interested in critically evaluating the potential of participatory evaluation as an integral part of their own approach to educational reform. It will also clarify an agenda for research to further our understanding of the organisational benefits of this type of collaborative systematic enquiry.



Mathematics Education Research

Mathematics Education Research Author Curtis C. McKnight
ISBN-10 9780821820162
Release 2000
Pages 106
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Mathematics education research in undergraduate mathematics has increased significantly in the last decade and shows no signs of abating in the near future. Thus far, this research has often been associated with innovations in curriculum such as calculus reform, statistics education, and the use of computational and graphing technology in instruction. Carefully conducted mathematics education research is something far more fundamental and widely useful than might be implied by its use by the advocates of innovation in undergraduate mathematics education. Most simply, mathematics education research is inquiry by carefully developed research methods aimed at providing evidence about the nature and relationships of many mathematics learning and teaching phenomena. It seeks to clarify the phenomena, illuminate them, explain how they are related to other phenomena, and explain how this may be related to undergraduate mathematics course organization and teaching. This book--the collaborative effort of a research mathematician, mathematics education researchers who work in a research mathematics department and a professional librarian--introduces research mathematicians to education research. The work presents a non-jargon introduction for educational research, surveys the more commonly used research methods, along with their rationales and assumptions, and provides background and careful discussions to help research mathematicians read or listen to education research more critically. This guide is of practical interest to university-based research mathematicians. It introduces the methodology of quantitative and qualitative research in education, provides critical guidelines for assessing the reliability and validity of mathematics education research, and explains how to use online database resources to locate education research. The book will also be valuable to graduate students in mathematics who are planning academic careers, and to mathematics department chairs and their deans.



Reading Educational Research

Reading Educational Research Author Gerald Watkins Bracey
ISBN-10 0325008582
Release 2006
Pages 188
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Stats, stats, stats. It seems everything written about education today is full of stats. Stats about reading and writing competency; stats about graduation and retention rates; stats comparing U.S. students to other countries' students; stats about how many students meet state education mandates. With so many numbers in education these days, how do you discern what's data and what's dada? With Reading Education Research, nimble-minded number cruncher and award-winning researcher Gerald Bracey takes your hand and walks you through the process of figuring out the meaning behind the figures. You don't need to be a math whiz to follow Bracey because he writes with clarity and humor, explicitly defining statistical terminology in easy-to-understand language and even offering you thirty-two specific principles for assessing the quality of research as you read it. Reading Education Research includes four major themes that every classroom teacher will find helpful as they read research and talk about it with colleagues, parents, or administrators, including: Don't be numbed by the numbers or get hung up on histograms. Before you read another piece of educational research, get Reading Education Research and let Gerald Bracey guide you to a firm understanding of the story behind the s