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Methods in Educational Research: From Theory to Practice, 2nd Edition


ISBN13: 9780470436806|544 pages|Paperback|©2012|NT$1380

Marguerite G. Lodico - Saint Rose College
Dean T. Spaulding - Saint Rose College
Katherine H. Voegtle - Saint Rose College

Methods in Educational Research
Methods in Educational Research is designed to prepare students for the real world of educational research. It focuses on scientifically-based methods, school accountability, and the professional demands of the twenty-first century, empowering researchers to take an active role in conducting research in their classrooms, districts, and the greater educational community. Like the first edition, this edition helps students, educators, and researchers develop a broad and deep understanding of research methodologies. It includes substantial new content on the impact of No Child Left Behind legislation, school reform, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, logic modeling, action research, and other areas. Special features to assist the teaching and learning processes include vignettes illustrating research tied to practice, suggested readings at the end of each chapter, and discussion questions to reinforce chapter content. Praise for the Previous Edition "A new attempt to make this subject more relevant and appealing to students. Most striking is how useful this book is because it is really grounded in educational research. It is very well written and quite relevant for educational researchers or for the student hoping to become one." -PsycCRITIQUES/American Psychological Association "I applaud the authors for their attempt to cover a wide range of material. The straightforward language of the book helps make the material understandable for readers." -Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation

Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Educational Research.
2. Types of Educational Research Designs and Related Major Concepts.
3. Descriptive Statistics.
4. Educational Measurement: Archival Data and Standardized Instruments.
5. Qualitative Measures and Procedures.
6. Qualitative Research.
7. Organization and Analysis of Qualitative Data.
8. Descriptive Survey Research: Quantitative Research.
9. Experimental Research.
10. Nonexperimental Approaches: Causal-Comparative and Correlational Research.
11. Inferential Statistics.
12. Action Research.
13. Program Evaluation in Education.
14. Identifying and Researching a Topic.
15. The Research Proposal.