Educational and Psychological Research: A Cross Section of Journal Articles for Analysis and Evaluation

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Mildred L. Patten
Pyrczak Pub., 1997 - Education - 202 pages
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* This edition of our popular reader is entirely updated with timely articles that deal with broad issues in education and psychology. (For a research reader with emphasis on classroom issues, see A Cross Section of Educational Research.)

* This collection shows students the many inherent weaknesses of empirical methods as well as models of excellence. Unlike research readers that contain made-up articles, this one has both face validity and content validity. Your students will appreciate reading real articles with real results.

* The 34 research articles illustrate: *qualitative research
*combined qualitative/quantitative research
*content/documentary analysis
*correlational research
*test validity and reliability research
*causal-comparative research
*true experimental research
*quasi-experimental research
*pre-experimental research
*program evaluation
*meta-analysis

* The lines are numbered sequentially, making it easy to refer to specific parts of each article during classroom discussions.

* This single source of research articles is convenient for you and your students.

* Easy to coordinate with any research methods text, this reader is an ideal way to make research methods come alive! Field-tested for student interest and comprehension.

* All major methods of research are illustrated with real research articles drawn from a wide variety of journals. (See Table of Contents.)

* Your students will become familiar with a wide variety of writing and organizational styles that real researchers use. Despite their variety, all articles in this book are highly comprehensible.

* Factual Questions at the end of each article encourage students to read for mythological points they might otherwise overlook.

* Questions for Discussion encourage students to address broad issues of research design. An instructor's answer key will be shipped with your examination copy.

* The interesting research topics will make your students look forward to doing their research reading homework.

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Contents

An Analysis of the Acquisition of a Teachers Knowledge
1
A Qualitative Study With Implications for Practice
7
Another Side of the Story
13
Copyright

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