How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education 10e provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. The text covers the most widely used research methodologies and discusses each step in the research process in detail. Step-by-step analysis of real research studies provides students with practical examples of how to prepare their work and read that of others. End-of-chapter problem sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and information on how to prepare research proposals and reports make it appropriate both for courses that focus on doing research and for those that stress how to read and understand research.

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  1. The Nature of Research
  2. The Research Problem
  3. Locating and Reviewing the Literature
  4. Ethics and Research
  5. Variables and Hypotheses
  6. Sampling
  7. Instrumentation
  8. Validity and Reliability
  9. Internal Validity
  10. Descriptive Analyses
  11. Inferential Statistics
  12. Statistics in Perspective
  13. Experimental Research
  14. Single-Subject Research
  15. Correlational Research
  16. Causal-Comparative Research
  17. Survey Research
  18. The Nature of Qualitative Research
  19. Observation and Interviewing
  20. Content Analysis
  21. Ethnographic Research
  22. Historical Research
  23. Mixed-Methods Research
  24. Action Research
  25. Preparing Research Proposals and Reports