Designing and conducting research: inquiry in education and social science
The purpose of this book is to provide a first step into the world of research. The material serves as an initial conceptual framework for students without a background in research methods.
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Basic Design Considerations
Measures Instruments and Tasks
Analysis and Results Interpretation
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analysis approach appropriate assignment Background Statement baseline basic beginning researcher behavior ceiling effect central tendency Chapter compared comparison concept concerning conducted consent correlation criterion measure data collection descriptive statistic difficulty discussed effects ethical example experiment experimental variable factors feedback Figure generalizability graph Hawthorne effect hypothetical important individuals inferential statistics influence internal validity interpretation interval interview investigation involved means median median test ment mental retardation method nature nominal data nonexperimental nonparametric noted observation obtained occur ordinal data parametric statistics participant participant observation performance population possible presented problem procedures qualitative methods qualitative research quantitative questionnaire random random number table recorded regarding represent require research design research process research question responses sample scores searcher selection setting situation social specific Stimulus Material suggest systematic task teacher techniques theory threat time-series tion Topic treatment type of data