Educational research: fundamentals for the consumer
Designed to help students become intelligent consumers of educational research, the fifth edition of this text introduces basic research principles to those who may later use research in their work. The author utilizes aids to facilitate student learning, including chapter concept maps, study questions, a book website, and more than 90 examples from published articles, including 9 full-length articles.
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INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH
Types of Educational Research
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Abstracts academic analysis analyzed attitudes behavior beliefs bias causal characteristics classroom Cluster sampling coefficient conclusions correlation credibility curriculum dependent variable described descriptive descriptive statistics descriptors distribution educational research effect error evidence example experiment experimental extraneous variables factors findings frequency grade group of subjects identified important independent indicate individual inferential statistics instruments internal validity interpretation interview investigator journals kindergarten knowledge learning mean measures ment methods nonprobability sample null hypothesis number of subjects observations participants population posttest predict pretest previous research procedures purpose qualitative research quantitative questions reading reliability replication research hypothesis research problem retention review of literature sample scale scores secondary sources selected self-concept significant Simple random sampling specific standard deviation standard scores statistical stratified sampling stress summarize systematic sampling teachers theory time-on-task treatment understand Yes Yes Yes