Interpreting Educational Research: An Introduction for Consumers of Research
For courses in Research Methods in Education. Interpreting Educational Research: An Introduction for Consumers of Research, fourth edition, is designed for introductory, post-baccalaureate research courses in which elementary and early childhood education teachers, reading/literacy specialists, special education teachers, content area teachers at the middle and secondary school levels, administrators and curriculum specialists are prepared as consumers rather than as producers of educational research. It provides preservice and in-service teachers with basic knowledge and skills for reading, interpreting, and evaluating both quantitative and qualitative educational research, so that they can make program, curriculum, and instructional decisions based upon those research results. This text guides learners in activities based on current integrated language arts principles and practices for reading and writing content area discourse. It also guides readers to independence in the use of techniques for reading, interpreting, evaluating, and writing about education research.
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UNDERSTANDING THE RESEARCH PROCESS
READING AND EVALUATING RESEARCH REPORTS
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abstract activities African American analyze ANOVA answer authentic assessment background sections behavior causal-comparative chapter classroom structure constructivist correlation criterion-referenced tests data collection Educational Research effect size effect sizes Eisenhower ESL readers ESL reading EVALUATING RESEARCH example experimental research grade grounded theory Hispanic identified images of America included independent variable instruction instruments interaction intervention interviews language learning disabilities mean meta-analyses metacognitive strategies methods normal distribution observations parametric statistics Participant Observer participants performance perspectives Posttest primary research processes proficiency purpose qualitative research reports READING AND EVALUATING Reading and Interpreting reading research relationship reliability Research consumers need research designs research producers research questions research syntheses Results Sections sample scores searchers Sections in Quantitative SECTIONS READING selected significant single-subject social specific standard statistical procedures strategies subjects sumers target population teachers teaching themes tion token economy treatment understanding validity