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Educational Research: An Introduction, 8th edition

  • M D. Gall
  • Joyce P. Gall
  • Walter R. Borg

Published by Pearson (May 9th 2006) - Copyright © 2007

8th edition

Educational Research: An Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780205488490

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Overview

“Without question, this text is the most comprehensive, well-written, and practical introductory research methods textbook available. Gall, Gall, & Borg have stood the test of time.”

–Susan N. Kushner Benson, University of Akron

“This is a very student-friendly text.”

–Ann Hassenpflug, University of Akron

Educational Research: An Introduction, Eighth Edition, is the most comprehensive and widely respected text for scholars and for the preparation of graduate level students who need to understand educational research in depth and who may conduct original research for a dissertation or thesis. A comprehensive introduction to the major research methods and types of data analysis used today, this text provides detailed coverage of all facets of research, from the epistemology of quantitative and qualitative scientific inquiry to the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of a completed study.

New To This Edition:

  • New or revised sections on important topics such as hierarchical linear modeling, mixed methods research, the increasingly diverse range of genres and emphasis on justice-seeking perspectives in qualitative research, policies for protection of human subjects, the establishment of the Institute of Education Sciences, and changes in the ERIC system.
  • Illustration of research concepts and procedures are provided through descriptions of their use in recently published studies on such contemporary educational problems as the achievement gap, diversity in education, curriculum standards, and school accountability.
  • All citations have been updated to reflect new book editions and recent authoritative publications on key topics.
  • Reorganization of selected chapters to improve topic organization and comprehensibility.

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Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

 

 1. The Nature of Educational Research

 

II. PLANNING A RESEARCH STUDY.

 

 2. The Research Process: From Proposal to Final Report

 3. Ethics and Site Relations

 4. Reviewing the Literature

 

III. RESEARCH METHODS.

 

 5. Statistical Techniques

 6. Selecting a Sample

 7. Collecting Research Data with Tests and Self-Report Measures

 8. Collecting Research Data with Questionnaires and Interviews

 9. Collecting Research Data through Observation and Content Analysis

 

IV. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN.

 

10. Nonexperimental Research: Descriptive and Causal-Comparative Designs

11. Nonexperimental Research: Correlational Designs

12. Experiment Research: Designs, Part 1

13. Experimental Research: Designs, Part 2

 

V. APPROACHES TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH.

 

14. Case Study Research

15. Qualitative Research Traditions

16. Historical Research

 

VI. APPLICATIONS OF RESEARCH.

 

17. Evaluation Research

18. Action Research

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