Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach (2nd Revised edition)

Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach (2nd Revised edition)

By: W.Newton Suter (author)Paperback

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Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach 2e is an engaging and informative core text that enables students to think clearly and critically about the scientific process of research. In achieving its goal to make research accessible to all educators and equip them with the skills to understand and evaluate published research, the text examines how educational research is conducted across the major traditions of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and action research. The text is oriented toward consumers of educational research and uses a thinking-skills approach to its coverage of major ideas. 2e is an engaging and informative core text that enables students to think clearly and critically about the scientific process of research. In achieving its goal to make research accessible to all educators and equip them with the skills to understand and evaluate published research, the text examines how educational research is conducted across the major traditions of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and action research. The text is oriented toward consumers of educational research and uses a thinking-skills approach to its coverage of major ideas. W. Newton Suter received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1983 from Stanford University. He is Professor in Educational Foundations in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Arkansas

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W. Newton Suter received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1983 from Stanford University. He is Professor in Educational Foundations in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he frequently teaches courses in research, statistics, measurement, and educational psychology. Dr. Suter's research interests include healthcare education, health literacy, and home health education, and he has written several textbooks and various journal articles.

Contents

Preface Part I: Foundations Chapter 1: Educators as Critical Thinkers Chapter 2: Thinking About Research Chapter 3: Diversity of Educational Research Part II: Research as Process Chapter 4: The Research Problem Chapter 5: Research Language Chapter 6: Theory and Practice Part III: Data Collection Chapter 7: Research Bias and Control Chapter 8: Sampling in Research Chapter 9: Measurement in Research Part IV: Design and Analysis Chapter 10: Common Experimental Research Designs Chapter 11: Common Non-Intervention Research Designs Chapter 12: Qualitative Data, Analysis, and Design Chapter 13: Statistical Data Analysis Part V: Consumer to Producer Chapter 14: Research Analysis and Critique Chapter 15: Writing Research Proposals Glossary References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412995733
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9781412995733
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 1412995736
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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