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SAGE Handbook for Research in Education Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry

ISBN-10: 1412906407

ISBN-13: 9781412906401

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ronald C. Serlin, Clifton F. Conrad

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Due to popular demand, this Handbook is now available to review for possible adoption!"The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education is the best research text I've come across. It's beautifully written, comprehensive and most importantly, students find it engaging. The text includes many different voices and encourages students to find their own research voice. I've planned my entire class around the chapters in the book."???Marybeth Gasman, University of Pennsylvania???The book promises to be more advanced than the typical survey text, and it looks to me like it will be more advanced without being more technical.?? What we need, I believe, is volumes that raise the intellectual level of discussion about research in education.?? We too often jump from the elementary to the arcane.?? This volume could help fill that gap.??? ??? Paul Vogt, Illinois State UniversityThe SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry, edited by Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin, invites and stimulates students, faculty, and policymakers to become more self-reflective in their inquiry. Placing the pursuit of ideas at the epicenter of research, distinguished K???12 and higher education scholars advance myriad ideas for enhancing educational inquiry, relying extensively on narratives, vignettes, and examples of key episodes in inquiry.?? These exemplars illuminate past, present, and emerging approaches across fields and domains of inquiry to research in education. Key Features of The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Includes explicit discussion of the fundamental challenges that researchers must consciously address throughout their inquiry and proposes strategies toovercome these obstacles to first-rate research Identifies and explores potentially fruitful research problems to help students and faculty formulate important questions Features the voices of internationally distinguished scholars representing diverse fields, as well as quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to inquiry????This unique Handbook is an important resource for all graduate students, researchers, and professionals in the field of Education.????????Meet the author! http: //www.education.wisc.edu/elpa/people/faculty/conrad.html, http: //www.education.wisc.edu/edpsych/facstaff/serlin.htm
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Book details

List price: $112.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Ronald C. Serlin is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches courses in nonparametric statistics and the philosophy of science and statistics. His mastery in teaching earned him a Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award early in his career. His expertise as a statistical consultant has led to long and fruitful collaborative efforts with colleagues in the School of Nursing and the Departments of Neurology, Art Education, and Journalism & Mass Communication, among others. Currently, he is engaged in two major lines of research. One examines the effects of violations of assumptions on known and proposed parametric and nonparametric tests, a knowledge of which helps to increase the validity of statistical conclusions. The other investigates the philosophical underpinnings of statistical hypothesis testing, an effort linking modern philosophy of science and statistical practice to delineate the role of statistics in the scientific endeavor. He has published regularly in Psychological Bulletin and Psychological Methods and in such wide-ranging journals as the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Research in Music Education, and Pain. An article he co-authored won the Annual Research Report award competition for Division D of the American Educational Research Association. He won an award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Education, and recently he won a School of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. He served three nonconcurrent terms as Department Chair.

Clifton F. Conrad has been Professor of Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1987. He previously taught at the University of Denver (1975-1977), The College of William and Mary (1977-1981), and the University of Arizona (1981-1987)--where he also served as a Department Chair and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. His research program is centered on college and university curriculum--at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in the liberal arts and sciences as well as in professional fields. Books that he has authored or co-authored include The Undergraduate Curriculum, A Silent Success: Master's Education in the United States, and Emblems of Quality in Higher Education: Developing and Sustaining High-Quality Programs. While he has published quantitative studies in journals such as the American Educational Research Journal and the Journal of Education Finance, the majority of his research has been fueled by qualitative approaches to inquiry--work that appears in journals ranging from Sociology of Education to the Journal of Higher Education. A former President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, since 1980 he has been a key expert witness and consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) in major civil rights cases and inquiries involving race and gender in higher education in nine states. Two of these cases led to landmark decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, including one in which his scholarship was cited approvingly.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Engaging Ideas: The Context of Inquiry and Meaningful Problems
Exploring the Multiple Purposes of Inquiry and Key Stakeholders
Introductory Essay
Muddying the Waters: The Many Purposes of Educational Inquiry
What Knowledge Users Want
Minding the Gap Between Research and Policymaking
Identifying Meaningful Problems and Approaches to Inquiry Across and Within Fields
Introductory Essay
All Else Is Never Equal: Opportunity Lost and Found on the P-16 Path to College Access
Studying Teacher Education Programs: Enriching and Enlarging the Inquiry
What Are We Tripping On? Transgressing the Fault Lines in Research on the Preparation of Multicultural Educators
Moving Forward: Ideas for Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Research on Instruction and Learning in Science: Elaborating the Design Approach
Learning in Science and Mathematics: The Role of Philosophy, Theory, and Methodology in Shaping Our Developing Understanding
Reconceptualizing and Recentering Research in Special Education
Discovering Unheard Voices: Explorations in the History of Education, Childhood, and Juvenile Justice
Counseling Psychology
Educational Leadership
Socialization of Students in Higher Education: Organizational Perspectives
Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education: Building On and Extending Lines of Inquiry for the Advancement of the Public Good
Comparative Education: An Approach to Educational Inquiry
Enriching Inquiry Through Identifying and Addressing Key Challenges
Challenges in Formulating and Framing Meaningful Problems
Introductory Essay
Situating Ourselves and Our Inquiry: A First-Person Account
Developing and Nurturing Interesting and Researchable Ideas
The Challenge of Framing a Problem: What Is Your Burning Question?
Challenges in Preparing for Inquiry
Introductory Essay
Light and Shadow in Research Design
Conceptualizing and Conducting Meaningful Research Studies in Education
Sampling: Rationale and Rigor in Choosing What to Observe
Approaching Rigor in Applied Qualitative Research
Challenges in Conducting Inquiry
Introductory Essay
Windows of Possibility: Perspectives on the Construction of Educational Researchers
Constructing Data
Constructing Analyses: The Development of Thoughtfulness in Working With Quantitative Methods
Constructing Conclusions
Challenges in Writing, Voice, and Dissemination of Research
Introductory Essay
Writing in Education Research
Experimenting With Voice and Reflexivity in Social Science Texts
Getting the Word Out: Challenges and Opportunities in Explaining Educational Research to the World
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Section Editors
About the Contributors