Education Research Primer How to Understand, Evaluate and Use It

ISBN-10: 0787983233

ISBN-13: 9780787983239

Edition: 2006

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Produced by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), one of the nation's foremost educational research and training organizations, An Education Research Primer gives educators a basic understanding of educational research, its guiding criteria, and its relevance to school-based decision-making. In clear and concise language the book summarizes the various types of educational research, explaining their diverse purposes and methods. For example, the difference between experimental research (studies involving control group trials) and descriptive research (based on descriptive information and relationships) is explained, including how each is designed to address different types of research questions, and why each might have different applications. The book also describes what's involved in setting up a comparison control group and how some studies have randomized control groups while others do not. In addition, the book describes the different types of data collection methods used in research and how this can bear on the research findings.
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
The Purpose of Education Research
Scientific Criteria in Education Research
The Types of Education Research
Understanding Experimental and Descriptive Research
Understanding Data Collection in Education Research
Issues in Evaluating Education Research
Evaluating Experimental Research Studies
Evaluating Descriptive Research Studies
Evaluating Literature Reviews
Assessing the Relevance of Education Research
Appendixes
Tips on Reading Research Reports
Glossary of Education Research Terms
Finding Education Research
Statistics Tutorial
References
About the Author
Index
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