Introduction to Research in Education
Cengage Learning, Feb 12, 2009 - Education - 696 pages
Aclassicin the field, INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION, 8th Edition, helps students master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others, and shows them how to plan and conduct original research. The text's strengths include a clear writing style, comprehensive topic coverage, well-chosen and effective examples that clarify complex concepts, and strong end-of-chapter exercises that expose students to intriguing research problems. This edition builds on the text's strengths of teaching students to become more competent consumers and producers of research.
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