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Understanding research : a consumer's guide

Author: Vicki L Plano Clark; John W Creswell
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Merrill/Pearson Educational, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Understanding Research: a Consumer's Guide is the first text that places its focus squarely on the needs of the research consumer. This text helps develop in readers the skills, knowledge and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vicki L Plano Clark; John W Creswell
ISBN: 9780131583894 0131583891
OCLC Number: 268789419
Description: xix, 388 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: PART I -- An Introduction to Research Chapter 1 -- The Process of Research: Learning How Research Is Done The Quantitative Parent Involvement Study The Qualitative Parent Role Study Chapter 2 -- Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Research PART II -- UNDERSTANDING THE INTRODUCTIONS TO RESEARCH REPORTS Chapter 3 -- The Research Problem: Identifying Why a Study Is Important The Qualitative New Teacher Study Chapter 4 -- The Literature Review: Examining the Background for a Study Chapter 5 -- The Purpose: Identifying the Intent of a Study The Quantitative Goal Orientation Study PART III -- UNDERSTANDING THE METHODS AND RESULTS OF QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH REPORTS Chapter 6 -- Quantitative Research Designs: Recognizing the Overall Plan for a Study Chapter 7 -- Quantitative Data Collection: Identifying How Information Is Gathered The Quantitative Youth Literacy Study Chapter 8 -- Quantitative Data Analysis and Results: Examining What Was Found in a Study PART IV -- UNDERSTANDING THE METHODS AND RESULTS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH REPORTS Chapter 9 -- Qualitative Research Designs: Recognizing the Overall Plan for a Study Chapter 10 -- Qualitative Data Collection: Identifying How Information Is Gathered The Qualitative Classroom Management Study Chapter 11 -- Qualitative Data Analysis and Results: Examining What Was Found in a Study PART V -- UNDERSTANDING REPORTS THAT COMBINE QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Chapter 12 -- Mixed Methods Research The Mixed Methods Learning Environment Study Chapter 13 -- Action Research Designs: Research for Solving Practical Problems The Action Research Internet Skills Study PART VI -- UNDERSTANDING THE CONCLUSIONS TO RESEARCH REPORTS Chapter 14 -- Interpreting Research
Responsibility: Vicki L. Plano Clark, John W. Creswell.

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