Research in education : evidence-based inquiry / James H. McMillan, Sally Schumacher.

"This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research."--Publisher's website.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: McMillan, James H.
Other Authors: Schumacher, Sally.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Boston : Pearson, [2010]
Edition:Seventh edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to evidence-based inquiry
  • Research designs and reading research articles
  • Research problems, questions, and hypotheses
  • Review of literature
  • Designing quantitative research: purpose, validity, and ethical considerations
  • Participants, subjects, and sampling for quantitative designs
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Quantitative data collection: technical adequacy
  • Collecting quantitative data
  • Nonexperimental research designs, surveys, and secondary data analysis
  • Experimental, quasi-experimental, and single-subject designs
  • Understanding and reporting inferential data analyses
  • Designing qualitative research
  • Collecting qualitative data
  • Qualitative data analysis and narrative structure
  • Mixed method designs
  • Concept analysis and historical research
  • Evaluation research and policy analysis
  • Action research
  • App. A: Answers to application problems
  • App. B: Guidelines for writing research proposals
  • App. C: Guidelines for writing research reports
  • App. D: Calculations for selected descriptive and inferential statistics.