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Accessible, contemporary, and thoughtful, Fundamentals of Educational Research helps readers become intelligent consumers of educational research and introduces basic research principles to those who may eventually use research in their work. Principles for conducting research and criteria for evaluating its overall credibility are presented in a concise manner, with numerous excerpts from published studies to enable readers to learn to read, understand, and evaluate research and to judge the usefulness of the findings for educational practice. The text facilitates learning with the inclusion of chapter objectives, roadmaps and concept maps, study questions, consumer tips, more than 175 examples from published articles, several full length articles, and author reflections. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Research in Education 1
Chapter 2 Ethical Issues, Principles, and Practices 27
Chapter 3 Research Problems and Questions 46
Chapter 4 Locating and Reviewing Related Literature 75
Chapter 5 Participants and Sampling 110
Chapter 6 Foundations of Educational Measurement 138
Chapter 7 Quantitative Data Collection Techniques 169
Chapter 8 Nonexperimental Quantitative Research Designs 202
Chapter 9 Experimental Research Designs 236
Chapter 10 Understanding Statistical Inferences 277
Chapter 11 Qualitative Research Design 302
Chapter 12 Qualitative Data Collection, Analysis, and Credibility 335
Chapter 13 Mixed Methods Designs 362
Chapter 14 Action Research 393
Chapter 15 Discussion and Conclusions 417
Appendix A The Intelligent Consumer and Researcher: Putting It All Together 435
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