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Exploring Educational Research Literacy

ISBN-10: 0415955270
ISBN-13: 9780415955270
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Exploring Educational Research Literacy offers beginning classroom teachers a comprehensive introduction to the topic of educational research literacythat is, the ability to read educational research articles in a systemic and critical way. Many beginning teacher education students are expected to be familiar with the latest research in their field, but are not necessarily researchers themselves. In fact, many new students have had little exposure to educational research. In this accessible text, Gary Shank and Launcelot Brown give students step-by-step guidance through the often baffling process of learning a new 'language' of research methods. Using clear and friendly language, and employing simple articles created to introduce students to important ideas in an engaging manner, Exploring Educational Research Literacy gives students the tools to shift from being passive consumers of research to active and critical readers capable of evaluating research and judging the usefulnessof the findings for educational practice.nbsp; Features include: CD-ROM including ten real research articles and eight training articles that students can read to practice their research literacy skills. Each article includes a list of questions to guide students in their reading. 'Practice Makes Perfect': end of the chapter reflection activities that prompt students to apply research skills described in each chapter Article Literacy Checklist: a guide to help students read research articles critically Glossary of key terms Clear and engaging style: Exploring Educational Research Literacy is written so that even students who are new to educational research can gain a clear understanding of and ability to apply the special skills needed to read research articles.

Launcelot Brown is Associate Professor of Educational Research and Chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Duquesne University. He served as an Associate Editor for the Journal Educational Measurement from 2006 to 2009.

Gary Shank, Professor of Education at Duquesne University, is the author of Qualitative Research: A Personal Skills Approach.

Preface
Introduction
Basic Quantitative Literacy
Basic Statistical Literacy
Basic Qualitative Literacy
Titles and Opening Points
The Abstract
Introductions
Methods and Procedures
Qualitative Findings and Results
Quantitative Findings and Results
Discussions and Conclusions
Understanding Mixed-Methods Articles
Becoming a Personal Reviewer
From Consumer to Critic
Article Literacy Checklist
Glossary of Key Terms
References
Index

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