Designing and conducting research: inquiry in education and social science

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Allyn and Bacon, 1996 - Psychology - 470 pages
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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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Dr. Clifford J. Drew is Associate Dean for Research and Outreach in the Office of the Dean of the College of Education and a Professor in Special Education and Educational Psychology. He spent ten years in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and has been with the University of Utah since 1971. He has well over 100 scholarly contributions, including books, chapters, and articles as well as national and international presentations; and more than $11 million in federal, state, and private sector grants to his credit. His articles have appeared in EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MENTAL DEFICIENCY, PSYCHOLOGY REPORTS, PSYCHONOMIC SCIENCE, MENTAL RETARDATION, JOURNAL OF THE SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY, SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW, JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, JOURNAL OF LEARNING DISABILITIES, and AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY, among others. His academic interests include research methods, human development and disabilities, applications of information technology, and outreach in higher education.

Michael L. Hardman is Dean and Professor in the College of Education at the University of Utah. He is also the University Coordinator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring, and past chair of the Department of Special Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning. In 2004?2005, Dr. Hardman was appointed the Matthew J. Guglielmo Endowed Chair at California State University, Los Angeles, and the Governor's Representative to the California Advisory Commission on Special Education. In addition, Dr. Hardman is Senior Education Advisor to the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation in Washington, D.C., past president of the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education, and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Council for Exceptional Children. He has directed or consulted on many international projects on school improvement for U.S. AID, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and UNICEF. Michael Hardman has numerous publications in national journals throughout the field of education and has authored several successful college textbooks. As a researcher, he has directed international and national demonstration projects in the areas of educational policy and reform, developmental disabilities, professional development, inclusive education, transition from school to adult life, and preparing tomorrow's leaders in special education.

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