Conducting Educational Research: Guide to Completing a Major Project

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A step-by-step guide to conducting a research project or thesis in Education

Designed to be used during the research process, Conducting Educational Research walks readers through each step of a research project or thesis, including developing a research question, performing a literature search, developing a research plan, collecting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and sharing the conclusions with others. Throughout the book, Daniel J. Boudah covers all types of research (including experimental, descriptive, qualitative, group designs, and single subject designs) and helps readers link research questions to designs, designs to data sources, and data sources to appropriate analyses.

Key Features

  • Technology in Research boxes help readers take advantage of related technologies and online resources
  • In Their Own Words sections provide tips and suggestions from students who have completed projects
  • End-of-chapter Your Research Project in Action sections prompt students to apply what they have learned to their current research projects
  • In-text learning aids, including chapter-opening outlines and objectives and chapter-ending summaries and discussion questions, help readers master the material
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Publisher
SAGE Publications
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Published on
Sep 13, 2010
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781412997690
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Research
Reference / Research
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Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available.

Praise for the previous edition:

“The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.”

—Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College

“Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.”

—Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado

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