Educational Research: A Guide to the Process

Synopsis

Educational Research: A Guide to the Process is a different kind of research text. It emphasizes the process of research, that is, what researchers actually do as they go about designing and carrying out their research activities. Rather than passively reading about research operations, it promotes content mastery by using a three-step pedagogical model that involves: a manageable chunk of text, a comprehension or application exercise, and author feedback on the exercise. The text contains approximately 150 of these exercise-feedback units. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, expanded from 15 to 20 chapters, and reorganized into two parts. Part I covers basic aspects of the research process, provides an example of a student research proposal, and shows how to evaluate a research report. Part II provides a separate chapter for each research methodology, including two chapters on qualitative research. Other noteworthy changes include more annotated studies and more visual illustrations of statistical and research methods. THIS COPY USED FOR TEXTBOOK MAILER...NOT TO BE USED IN GENERAL CATALOGS Thoroughly class-tested for over 15 years with some 2000 students, this outstanding text features: *numerous thought questions that focus on important ideas, *actual studies, followed by author critiques so students can test their ideas against those of the authors, *activities that allow students to actually experience the research methodologies discussed, and *examples of how the various research methodologies discussed might be applied in real-life settings.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Norman E. Wallen
  • Jack R. Fraenkel
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2001
Edition:
  • 2nd

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