Introduction to Educational Research A Critical Thinking Approach

ISBN-10: 141291390X

ISBN-13: 9781412913904

Edition: 2006

Authors: W. Newton Suter

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Engaging, informative, and easy to follow, Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach enables students to think clearly and critically about the scientific process of research. W. Newton Suter's makes research accessible to teachers and equips them with the skills and understanding that enable the evaluation of published research including quantitative, qualitative, and action research. Suter emphasizes that the ability to think clearly about research methods, reason through complex problems, and evaluate published research are important in today's changing educational landscape. Students using this book will understand how and why researchers think like they do. Key Features Guides students through the stages of the scientific process: thinking about research, formulating hypotheses, selecting experimental research designs, collecting and analyzing data, and completing research analyses and critiques. Includes a chapter that focuses on the practical aspects of writing a research proposal. Enhances students' ability to think like researchers with features such as Critical Thinker Alerts, Highlight and Learning Checks, Key Terms, Critical Perspectives, and Application Exercises Includes instructor's resources on CD-ROM and a Web-based student study site. Instructor Resource CD- contains keyed answers and discussion points for Critical Thinker Alerts, keyed answers to Highlight and Learning Checks, keyed answers to Application Exercises, and a test bank of multiple choice questions Web-based Student Study Site- provides access to manyfull-text rsearch reports in SAGE journals carefully linked to concepts and questions in each chapter of the text; includes More Examples of guided tours ofpublisehd research to illustrate concepts in the text Targeting consumers of research, Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach is perfect for introductory courses to research methods in education both at the advanced undergraduate or graduate levels. This book will also benefit students in course such as Education Foundations, Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Counseling Education.
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Book details

List price: $99.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/8/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

W. Newton Suter received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1983 from Stanford University. He is Professor in Educational Foundations in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he frequently teaches courses in research, statistics, measurement, and educational psychology. Dr. Suter's research interests include healthcare education, health literacy, and home health education, and he has written several textbooks and various journal articles.

Foundations
Educators as Critical Thinkers
Thinking About Research
Diversity of Educational Research
Research as Process
The Research Problem
Research Language
Theory and Practice
Data Collection
Research Bias and Control
Sampling in Research
Measurement in Research
Design and Analysis
Common Experimental Research Designs
Common Non-Experimental Research Designs
Qualitative Design and Analysis
Statistical Data Analysis
Consumer to Producer
Research Analysis and Critique
Writing Research Proposals
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