Educational Research Competencies for Analysis and Applications

ISBN-10: 0131185349
ISBN-13: 9780131185340
Edition: 8th 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $114.67
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

This market-leading text offers all the skills and procedures students need to become competent consumers and producers of educational research. It uses a direct, step-by-step approach to the topic, while placing a strong emphasis on evaluation of student performance.

Peter W. Airasian is Professor of Education at Boston College, where he is Chair of the Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation Program. His main teaching responsibilities are instructing pre- and in-service teachers in classroom assessment strategies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, with a concentration in testing, evaluation, and assessment. He is a former high school chemistry and biology teacher. He has authored numerous books on assessment, including of Minimal Competency Testing (1979), School Effectiveness: A Reassessment of the Evidence (1980), The Effects of Standardized Testing (1982), Teacher Evaluation Toolkit (1997), Assessment in the Classroom (1997 and 2000), and Classroom Assessment (1991, 1994, 1997, and 2001)). He is a past Chair of the American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group on Classroom Assessment. Currently, he is continuing his study of the role of assessments in classrooms and examining issues related to the evaluation of teachers.

Introduction
Introduction to Educational Research
Selecting and Defining a Research Topic
Preparing and Evaluating a Research Plan
Selecting a Sample
Selecting Measuring Instruments
Quantitative Methods
Descriptive Research
Correlational Research
Causal-Comparative Research
Experimental Research
Single-Subject Experimental Research
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Postanalysis Considerations
Qualitative Methods
Overview of Qualitative Research
Qualitative Data Collection
Narrative Research
Ethnographic Research
Qualitative Research: Data Analysis and Interpretation
Mixed Methods
Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Action Research
Action Research
Reporting Research
Preparing a Research Report
Critiquing Research
Evaluating a Research Report
Reference Tables
Math Review
Suggested Responses
Glossary
Author Index
Subject Index

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