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Table Of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgement
Introduction
The Meaning Of Research
What is Research?
What is Educational Research?
What is the Importance of Educational Research?
The Scientific Approach in Education
Sources of Knowledge
Deductive Reasoning
Inductive Reasoning
Essential Qualities of a Good Researcher
Ethical Considerations in Research
Steps In Carrying Out A Research Project
Introduction and Statement of the Problem
Purpose and Objectives of the Study
Significance of the Study
Research Questions
Methodology
The Sample (Participants)
The Research Instrument(s)
Results or Findings
Suggestions or Recommendations
Review Exercises
Types Of Research
Experimental Research
Non-Experimental Studies
Cross-Sectional Surveys
Longitudinal Studies
Case Studies
Ethnographic Research/Study
Correlational Studies
Historical Research
Planning The Research Project
Identifying a Research Problem and Topic
Don’ts in Selecting a Research Problem
Framing of Your Research Problem Title
Resources
Finance
Knowledge/Skill of the Researcher
Formulating Hypotheses
Functions of Hypotheses
Stating the Hypotheses
SAMPLING
Types of Samples/Sampling
Simple Random Sample
Systematic Sample/Sampling:
Stratified Sample/Sampling
Cluster Sample/Sampling
Purposeful Sample/Sampling
Data Collection
Research Instruments
The Questionnaire
The Interview Schedule
Dichotomous Questions
Rating Scale
Multiple-Choice Questions
Semantic Differential
The Test
Post-Coding
Presenting Data
The Pie Chart
The Bar Graph
The Table
Some Basic Statistics in Data Analysis
Percentage
The Median
The Mode
The Standard Deviation
Correlation
Rank-Difference Correlation Coefficient
Pearson Product Moment Correlation
The Mechanics Of Writing-Up
Parts of the Report
a) The Title Page
b) The Executive Summary
Layout of the Project Chapters
The Introduction
Review of Literature
Procedure and Methodology
The Findings and Discussion
Limitations of the Study
Bibliography
Referencing
Unpublished Materials (e.g., Theses, Dissertations, etc.)
Journals
Magazine Articles
Newspaper Articles
Conference Papers (Unpublished)
Published Conference Proceedings
Interviews/Personal Communications
Internet Sources
Citations in the Text of the Report
When the Author is Unknown
Authors with the Same Last Name
Quoted Material Less than 40 Words
Quoted Material of 40 Words and Over
Capitalization
Providing Emphasis
Some Final Points to Note
References
Appendix A
Sample Questionnaire
Index
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Educational Research: A Beginner's Guide

Educational Research: A Beginner's Guide

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