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Research in Education

ISBN-10: 0205349978

ISBN-13: 9780205349975

Edition: 9th 2003

Authors: John W. Best, James V. Kahn

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List price: $100.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 498
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Educational Research: Definitions, Research Problems, Proposals, and Report Writing
Fundamentals of Research
The Search for Knowledge
Science
The Role of Theory
Operational Definitions of Variables
The Hypothesis
Sampling
Purposes of Research
Descriptive Research, Assessment, and Evaluation
Types of Educational Research
Summary
Exercises
References
Selecting a Problem and Preparing a Research Proposal
The Academic Research Problem
Using the Library
References and Bibliography
The Research Proposal
The First Research Project
Submitting to a Funding Agency
Thesis Proposal
Ethics in Human Experimentation
Summary
Exercises
References
The Research Report
Style Manuals
Format of the Research Report
The Thesis or Dissertation
Style of Writing
Reference Form
Pagination
Tables
Figures
Evaluating a Research Report
Summary
References
Research Methods
Historical Research
Purpose of Historical Research on American Education
History and Science
The Historical Hypothesis
Sources of Data
Historical Criticism
Writing the Historical Report
Summary
Exercises
References
Sample Article
Descriptive Studies: Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Assessment Studies
Evaluation Studies
Assessment and Evaluation in Problem Solving
Descriptive Research
The Follow-Up Study
Replication and Secondary Analysis
The Post Hoc Fallacy
Summary
Exercises
References
Sample Article
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
Early Experimentation
Experimental and Control Groups
Variables
Controlling Extraneous Variables
Experimental Validity
Experimental Design
Summary
Exercises
References
Sample Article
Single-Subject Experimental Research
General Procedures
Assessment
Basic Designs
Evaluating Data
Summary
Exercises
References
Sample Article
Qualitative Research
Themes of Qualitative Research
Research Questions
Theoretical Traditions
Research Strategies
Data Collection Techniques
Summary
Exercises
References
Sample Article
Methods and Tools of Research
Reliability and Validity of Research Tools
Quantitative Studies
Qualitative Studies
Psychological and Educational Tests and Inventories
Types of Tests and Inventories
Observation
Inquiry Forms: The Questionnaire
Inquiry Forms: The Opinionnaire
The Interview
Q Methodology
Social Scaling
Organization of Data Collection
Limitations and Sources of Error
Summary
Exercises
References
Data Analysis
Descriptive Data Analysis
What Is Statistics?
Parametric and Nonparametric Data
Descriptive and Inferential Analysis
The Organization of Data
Statistical Measures
Normal Distribution
Measures of Relative Position: Standard Scores
Measures of Relationship
Interpretation of a Correlation Coefficient
Standard Error of Estimate
A Note of Caution
Summary
Exercises (Answers in Appendix I)
References
Inferential Data Analysis
Statistical Inference
The Central Limit Theorem
Parametric Tests
Testing Statistical Significance
Decision Making
A One-Sample Z Test
Student's Distribution (t)
Homogeneity of Variances
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) and Partial Correlation
Multiple Regression and Correlation
Nonparametric Tests
Outliers and Missing Data
Summary
Exercises (Answers in Appendix I)
References
Computer Data Analysis
The Computer
Data Organization
Computer Analysis of Data
Statistics on the World Wide Web (Internet)
Qualitative Analyses Using Computer Software
Summary
References
Statistical Formulas and Symbols
Sample Data Microsoft Excel Format
Percentage of Area Lying between the Mean and Successive Standard Deviation Units under the Normal Curve
Critical Values for Pearson's Product-Moment Correlation (r)
Critical Values of Student's Distribution (t)
Abridged Table of Critical Values for Chi Square
Critical Values of the F Distribution
Research Report Evaluation
Answers to Statistics Exercises
Author Index
Subject Index