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Understanding and interpreting educational research

Author: Ronald C Martella; J Ron Nelson; Robert L Morgan; Nancy E Marchand-Martella
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, ©2013.
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This user-friendly text takes a learn-by-doing approach to exploring research design issues in education and psychology, offering evenhanded coverage of quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and single-case designs. Readers learn the basics of different methods and steps for critically examining any study's design, data, and conclusions, using sample peer-reviewed journal articles as practice opportunities. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Martella, Ronald C., author.
Understanding and interpreting educational research.
(OCoLC)827951741
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald C Martella; J Ron Nelson; Robert L Morgan; Nancy E Marchand-Martella
ISBN: 9781462509751 1462509754 1299448577 9781299448575
OCLC Number: 839528308
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 666 p.)
Contents: Thinking critically about research --
Fundamental issues for interpreting research --
Reliability, validity, and interobserver agreement --
Basic statistical concepts and sampling procedures --
Experimental designs --
Causal-comparative research --
Correctional research --
Survey research methods --
Basic understandings in qualitative research --
Data collection and designs in qualitative research --
Withdrawal and associated designs --
Multiple-baseline designs --
Additional single-case designs --
Program evaluation --
Evaluating the literature --
Action research : moving from critical research consumer to researcher.
Responsibility: Ronald C. Martella, J. Ron Nelson, Robert L. Morgan, Nancy E. Marchand-Martella.

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This user-friendly text takes a learn-by-doing approach to exploring research design issues in education and psychology, offering evenhanded coverage of quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and single-case designs. Readers learn the basics of different methods and steps for critically examining any study's design, data, and conclusions, using sample peer-reviewed journal articles as practice opportunities. The text is unique in featuring full chapters on survey methods, evaluation, reliability and validity, action research, and research syntheses.Pedagogical Features Include:

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