Interpreting educational research: an introduction for consumers of research
This book provides the basic knowledge and skills to read, interpret, evaluate, and write about quantitative and qualitative educational research. It allows teachers to make program, curriculum, and instructional decisions based on research results. The authors' goal is to guide readers to think as research consumers through directed learning activities based on current integrated language arts principles and practices. Chapter topics include the research process; research designs; reading and evaluating research reports; reading and evaluating sections: abstract, background, and purpose; reading and interpreting reviews of research; and locating information about research reports. For teachers of any and all grade levels—pre-kindergarten through post-graduate.
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