Introduction to Research in Education

ISBN-10: 0534555373

ISBN-13: 9780534555375

Edition: 7th 2006

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Description: Become a more competent consumer and producer of research with INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN EDUCATION with InfoTrac! Known for its exceptionally clear writing style and comprehensive coverage, this education text helps you master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others. The authors familiarize you with common research problems in a step-by-step manner through examples that clarify complex concepts and strong end-of-chapter exercises. This text is a must read for anyone planning to conduct their own research or interpret the research of others.

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Book details

List price: $162.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Christine K. Sorensen is the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She holds a bachelor's degree in speech from the University of Houston and masters and doctoral degrees from Iowa State University in professional studies in education. Prior to coming to the University of Hawaii, she served from 2001 to 2007 as Dean of the College of Education at Northern Illinois University, where she began her professorial career in 1996. Earlier in her career Dr. Sorensen was a research and evaluation specialist at the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State. While in that position, she was involved in conducting research in schools across the state as well as leading and participating in regional and national studies. She was the lead evaluation specialist on projects funded by such agencies as the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Kellogg Foundation, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE). Dr. Sorensen has an extensive record in grants (more than a dozen funded) including multimillion-dollar federal grants related to teacher education and to technology. Her research areas have focused on technology integration in education. Dr. Sorensen has taught courses in research, evaluation, and higher education, and has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods of research.

Foundations: The Scientific Approach In Education
The Nature of Scientific Inquiry
The Scientific Approach in Education
Research Background
The Research Problem
Reviewing the Literature
The Hypothesis
Statistical Analysis
Descriptive Statistics
Sampling and Inferential Statistics
Fundamentals
Tools of Research
Validity and Reliability
Research Methods
Experimental Research
Experimental Research Design
Ex Post Facto Research
Correlation Research
Survey Research
Qualitative Research: Defining, Selecting, and Planning
Communicating Research
Qualitative Research: Data Analysis, Rigor, and Reporting
Action Research
Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals
Interpreting and Reporting Results of Quantitative Research
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