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Research in education: evidence-based inquiry

Research in education: evidence-based inquiry

McMillan, James H., author; Schumacher, Sally, author

This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research

eBook, Paperback, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Seventh edition.
Published Harlow, Essex: Pearson, [2014]
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Statement of responsibility: James H. McMillan, Sally Schumacher
ISBN: 1292022671, 9781292022673
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: ii, 539 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 28 cm
Subject: Educational statistics.; Education Research.; Education Research Evaluation.; Education.

Contents

  1. Appendix D: Glossary
  2. Introduction to Evidence-Based Inquiry
  3. Research Designs and Reading Research Reports
  4. Research Problems, Questions and Hypotheses
  5. Review of Literature
  6. Designing Quantitative Research: Purpose, Validity, and Ethical Considerations
  7. Participants, Subjects and Sampling for Quantitative Designs
  8. Descriptive Statistics
  9. Quantitative Data Collection: Technical Adequacy
  10. Collecting Quantitative Data
  11. Nonexperimental Research Designs, Surveys, and Secondary Data Analysis
  12. Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Single-Subject Designs
  13. Understanding and Reporting Inferential Data Analyses
  14. Designing Qualitative Research
  15. Collecting Qualitative Data
  16. Qualitative Data Analysis
  17. Mixed-Methods Designs
  18. Concept Analysis and Historical Research
  19. Evaluation Research and Policy Analysis
  20. Action Research
  21. Appendix A: Answers to Application Problems
  22. Appendix B: Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals
  23. Appendix C: Guidelines for Writing Research Reports
  24. Appendix E: Calculations for Selected Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

Description

This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research.

 

This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research.  Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies.