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Table Of Contents

■ Internal and External Validity
■ Dealing With Reality
■ Survey Research
■ Characteristics of the Research Process
■ Some Ethical Considerations
■ Steps in the Research Process
■ Self-Evaluations
■ Characteristics of a Problem
■ Narrowing the Range of Problems
■ Classroom Research Problems
■ Another Problem Framework
■ Programmatic Research as a Source of Problems
■ Specific Considerations in Choosing a Problem
■ The Purpose of the Review
■ Literature Review Sources
■ Conducting a Literature Search
■ Reviewing and Abstracting
■ Writing the Literature Review
■ A Research Question and Its Variables
■ The Independent Variable
■ The Dependent Variable
■ The Moderator Variable
■ Control Variables
■ Intervening Variables
■ The Combined Variables
■ Some Considerations for Variable Choice
■ Formulating Hypotheses
■ Hypotheses Based on Conceptualizing
■ Going From Theory to Hypotheses: An Example
■ The Research Spectrum
■ The Control Group
■ Factors Afecting Internal Validity or Certainty
■ Factors Afecting External Validity or Generality
■ Overall Control of Participant and Experience Bias
■ Appraising the Success of the Manipulation
■ A Shorthand for Displaying Designs
■ Preexperimental Designs (Non-designs)
■ True Experimental Designs
■ Factorial Designs
■ Quasi-Experimental Designs
■ Ex Post Facto Designs
■ Correlational Research
■ Steps to Conducting a Correlational Study
■ Causal-Comparative Research
■ Longitudinal Research
■ Test Reliability
Test-Retest Reliability
■ Types of Measurement Scales
Nominal Scales
■ Describing Test Performances
■ Criterion-Referenced Tests
■ Constructing a Paper-and-Pencil Performance Test
■ Constructing a Scale
■ Constructing an Observation Recording Device
■ What Is Survey Research?
■ What Do Questionnaires and Interviews Measure?
■ Question Formats: How to Ask the Questions
■ R esponse Modes: How to Answer the Questions
■ C onstructing a Questionnaire or Interview Schedule
■ Sampling Procedures
■ Procedures for Administering a Questionnaire
■ Conducting an Interview Study
■ Carrying Out Nonparametric Statistical Tests
■ The Research Proposal
■ The Introduction Section
■ The Method Section
■ The Discussion Section
■ Preparing Tables
■ Preparing Figures and Graphs
■ Getting an Article Published
■ Formative Versus Summative Evaluation
■ Asse ssing Attainment of a Program’s Goals
■ Characteristics of Qualitative Research
■ Identifying General Research Problems
■ Specifying the Questions to Answer
■ Research Methodology
■ Conducting a Case Study
■ Analyzing the Data and Preparing the Report
■ What Is Action Research?
■ Assumptions That Guide Action Research
■ The Process of Action Research
■ Evaluating Action Research
■ The Introductory Section
■ The Results and Discussion Sections
References
Index
About the Authors
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Conducting Educational Research

Conducting Educational Research

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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.
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.

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