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Research in Education Evidence-Based Inquiry

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ISBN-10: 0205455301

ISBN-13: 9780205455300

Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: James H. McMillan, Sally Schumacher

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List price: $130.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.036

James H. McMillan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Foundations of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he teaches educational research and assessment courses and directs the Research and Evaluation Track of the PhD in Education program. He is also Executive Director of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, a partnership of Virginia Commonwealth University and eight Richmond-area school divisions that conducts and disseminates applied research. His current research interests include classroom and large-scale formative assessment. He has recently published the fifth edition of Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for…    

Fundamental Principles of Educational Research
Introduction to Evidence-Based Inquiry
Key Terms
Educational Research in the Twenty-First Century
Why Is Educational Research Important?
Developing Knowledge to Improve Educational Practices
Research as Scientific, Evidence-Based Inquiry
Guiding Principles of Scientific, Evidence-Based Inquiry
Definition of Research
The Characteristics of Educational Research
The Research Process
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Approaches
The Functions of Research: Basic, Applied, Evaluation, and Action
Basic Research
Applied Research
Evaluation Research
Action Research
Limitations of Educational Research
Summary
Research Navigator
Notes
Check Yourselfnbsp
Application Problems
Notes
Research Designs and Reading Research Reports
Key Terms
Research Designs
Quantitative Research Designs
Experimental Designs
Nonexperimental Designs
Qualitative Research Designs
Interactive Methods
Noninteractive Methods
Mixed-Method Research Designs
Explanatory Designs
Exploratory Designs
Triangulation Designs
Reading and Understanding Research Reports
How to Read Quantitative Research: Anatomy of an Experimental Example