How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education
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Author: Jack R. Fraenkel,Norman E. Wallen
Pages: 602
ISBN: UOM:39015040653787
Release: 1996
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An introduction to educational research, which is a requirement for anyone seeking a masters degree in education. Its coverage includes the steps in the research process, end-of-chapter work sheets, and the most widely used research methodologies.

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education
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Author: Jack R. Fraenkel,Norman E. Wallen
Pages: 620
ISBN: 0071118098
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This comprehensive introduction to educational research covers the most widely used research methodologies and discusses the research process in detail. Step-by-step analysis of real research studies provides students with practical examples of how to prepare their work and read that of others. End-of-chapter problem sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and discussion of the preparation of research proposals and reports make the text appropriate for courses that focus on doing research as well as for courses that stress reading and understanding research.

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education
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Author: Helen Hyun,Jack Fraenkel,Norman Wallen
Pages: 704
ISBN: 0078110394
Release: 2014-03-07
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. The text covers the most widely used research methodologies and discusses each step in the research process in detail. Step-by-step analysis of real research studies provides students with practical examples of how to prepare their work and read that of others. End-of-chapter problem sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and information on how to prepare research proposals and reports make it appropriate both for courses that focus on doing research and for those that stress how to read and understand research. An early focus on how to locate appropriate literature helps students make effective use of online search tools.

Research Methods in Education

Research Methods in Education
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Author: Joseph Check,Russell K. Schutt
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781412998512
Release: 2011-10-27
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Research Methods in Education introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating questions about the educational world. This lively, innovative text helps students connect technique and substance, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. It weaves actual research "stories" into the presentation of research topics, and it emphasizes validity, authenticity, and practical significance as overarching research goals. The text is divided into three sections: Foundations of Research (5 chapters), Research Design and Data Collection (7 chapters), and Analyzing and Reporting Data (3 chapters). This tripartite conceptual framework honors traditional quantitative approaches while reflecting the growing popularity of qualitative studies, mixed method designs, and school-based techniques. This approach provides a comprehensive, conceptually unified, and well-written introduction to the exciting but complex field of educational research.

Research Methods for Education

Research Methods for Education
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Author: Gregory J. Privitera,Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9781506303345
Release: 2018-01-20
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From award-winning author Gregory J. Privitera and Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell, Research Methods for Education covers the different quantitative and qualitative research methods specific to their use in educational research. This new text uses a problem-focused approach that fully integrates the decision tree—from choosing a research design to selecting an appropriate statistic for analysis. With a conversational, student-friendly writing style, and examples from a wide variety of education-related fields, the authors show how methods and statistics work together and enable the testing of hypotheses through use of the scientific method. Students will become informed consumers of research with the ability to understand a research article, judge its quality and apply the methods in action research to inform educational practice. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class! Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Educational Design Research

Educational Design Research
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Author: Jan Van den Akker,Koeno Gravemeijer,Susan McKenney,Nienke Nieveen
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781134155651
Release: 2006-11-22
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The field of design research has been gaining momentum over the last five years, particularly in educational studies. As papers and articles have grown in number, definition of the domain is now beginning to standardise. This book fulfils a growing need by providing a synthesised assessment of the use of development research in education. It looks at four main elements: background information including origins, definitions of development research, description of applications and benefits and risks associated with studies of this kind how the approach can serve the design of learning environments and educational technology quality assurance - how to safeguard academic rigor while conducting design and development studies a synthesis and overview of the topic along with relevant reflections.

Scientific Research in Education

Scientific Research in Education
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Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Scientific Principles for Education Research
Pages: 204
ISBN: 0309133092
Release: 2002-03-28
Editor: National Academies Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Researchers, historians, and philosophers of science have debated the nature of scientific research in education for more than 100 years. Recent enthusiasm for "evidence-based" policy and practice in educationâ€"now codified in the federal law that authorizes the bulk of elementary and secondary education programsâ€"have brought a new sense of urgency to understanding the ways in which the basic tenets of science manifest in the study of teaching, learning, and schooling. Scientific Research in Education describes the similarities and differences between scientific inquiry in education and scientific inquiry in other fields and disciplines and provides a number of examples to illustrate these ideas. Its main argument is that all scientific endeavors share a common set of principles, and that each fieldâ€"including education researchâ€"develops a specialization that accounts for the particulars of what is being studied. The book also provides suggestions for how the federal government can best support high-quality scientific research in education.

Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science  Technology  Engineering  and Mathematics
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Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Recognizing, Evaluating, Rewarding, and Developing Excellence in Teaching of Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780309072779
Release: 2003-01-19
Editor: National Academies Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Economic, academic, and social forces are causing undergraduate schools to start a fresh examination of teaching effectiveness. Administrators face the complex task of developing equitable, predictable ways to evaluate, encourage, and reward good teaching in science, math, engineering, and technology. Evaluating, and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics offers a vision for systematic evaluation of teaching practices and academic programs, with recommendations to the various stakeholders in higher education about how to achieve change. What is good undergraduate teaching? This book discusses how to evaluate undergraduate teaching of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology and what characterizes effective teaching in these fields. Why has it been difficult for colleges and universities to address the question of teaching effectiveness? The committee explores the implications of differences between the research and teaching cultures-and how practices in rewarding researchers could be transferred to the teaching enterprise. How should administrators approach the evaluation of individual faculty members? And how should evaluation results be used? The committee discusses methodologies, offers practical guidelines, and points out pitfalls. Evaluating, and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics provides a blueprint for institutions ready to build effective evaluation programs for teaching in science fields.

Teaching in a Digital Age

Teaching in a Digital Age
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Author: A. W Bates
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0995269238
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown

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Research Design

Research Design
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Author: John W. Creswell,J. David Creswell
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781506386690
Release: 2017-11-27
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This best-selling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and new co-author J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, key elements of the research process, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. The Fifth Edition includes more coverage of: epistemological and ontological positioning in relation to the research question and chosen methodology; case study, PAR, visual and online methods in qualitative research; qualitative and quantitative data analysis software; and in quantitative methods more on power analysis to determine sample size, and more coverage of experimental and survey designs; and updated with the latest thinking and research in mixed methods. SHARE this Comparison of Research Approaches poster with your students to help them navigate the distinction between the three approaches to research.

Place Pedagogy and Play

Place  Pedagogy and Play
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Author: Matluba Khan,Simon Bell,Jenny Wood
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780429657443
Release: 2020-07-29
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Place, Pedagogy and Play connects landscape architecture with education, psychology, public health and planning. Over the course of thirteen chapters it examines how design and research of places can be approached through multiple lenses – of pedagogy and play and how children, as competent social agents, are engaged in the process of designing their own spaces – and brings a global perspective to the debate around child-friendly environments. Despite growing evidence of the benefits of nature for health, wellbeing, play and learning, children are increasingly spending more time indoors. Indeed, new policy ideas and public campaigns suggest how children can become better connected with nature, yet linking outdoor space to pedagogy is largely overlooked in research. By focusing on three themes within these debates, place and play; place and pedagogy; and place and participation, this book explores a variety of angles to show that best practice requires dialogue between research disciplines, designers, educationists and psychologists, and a move beyond seeing the spaces children inhabit as the domain only of childhood professionals. Through illustrated case studies this book presents a wider picture of the state of childhood today, and offers practical solutions and further research avenues that promote a more holistic and internationally focused perspective on place, pedagogy and play for built-environment professionals. Chapter 12 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation
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Author: Susan P. Giancola
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781506357461
Release: 2020-01-03
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Program Evaluation: Embedding Evaluation into Program Design and Development provides an in-depth examination of the foundations, methods, and relevant issues in the field of evaluation. With an emphasis on an embedded approach, where evaluation is an explicit part of a program that leads to the refinement of the program, students will learn how to conduct effective evaluations that foster continual improvement and enable data-based decision making. This text provides students with both the theoretical understanding and the practical tools to conduct effective evaluations while being rigorous enough for experienced evaluators looking to expand their approach to evaluation.

Guiding School Improvement with Action Research

Guiding School Improvement with Action Research
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Author: Richard Sagor
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9781416615903
Release: 2000-05-15
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Action research, explored in this book, is a seven-step process for improving teaching and learning in classrooms at all levels. Through practical examples, research tools, and easy-to-follow "implementation strategies," Richard Sagor guides readers through the process from start to finish. Learn how to uncover and use the data that already exist in your classrooms and schools to answer significant questions about your individual or collective concerns and interests. Sagor covers each step in the action research process in detail: selecting a focus, clarifying theories, identifying research questions, collecting data, analyzing data, reporting results, and taking informed action. Drawing from the experience of individual teachers, faculties, and school districts, Sagor describes how action research can enhance teachers' professional standing and efficacy while helping them succeed in settings characterized by increasingly diverse student populations and an emphasis on standards-based reform. The book also demonstrates how administrators and policymakers can use action research to bolster efforts related to accreditation, teacher supervision, and job-embedded staff development. Part how-to guide, part inspirational treatise, Guiding School Improvement with Action Research provides advice, information, and encouragement to anyone interested in reinventing schools as learning communities and restructuring teaching as the true profession it was meant to be.

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research
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Author: John W. Creswell,Vicki L. Plano Clark
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9781483346984
Release: 2017-08-31
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Combining the latest thinking in the field with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Third Edition of John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark’s Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now covers seven mixed methods designs with accompanying journal articles illustrating each design. The authors walk readers through the entire research process, and present updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from multiple disciplines. In addition, this new edition includes information about the dynamic and evolving nature of the field of mixed methods research, four additional methodological approaches, and coverage of new directions in mixed methods.

Visible Learning for Teachers

Visible Learning for Teachers
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Author: John Hattie
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781136592331
Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In November 2008, John Hattie’s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than fifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom. This book: links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900 comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management. Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; ‘how do we maximise achievement in our schools?’

Interpretive Research Design

Interpretive Research Design
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Author: Peregrine Schwartz-Shea,Dvora Yanow
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781136993831
Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Research design is fundamentally central to all scientific endeavors, at all levels and in all institutional settings. This book is a practical, short, simple, and authoritative examination of the concepts and issues in interpretive research design, looking across this approach's methods of generating and analyzing data. It is meant to set the stage for the more "how-to" volumes that will come later in the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods, which will look at specific methods and the designs that they require. It will, however, engage some very practical issues, such as ethical considerations and the structure of research proposals. Interpretive research design requires a high degree of flexibility, where the researcher is more likely to think of "hunches" to follow than formal hypotheses to test. Yanow and Schwartz-Shea address what research design is and why it is important, what interpretive research is and how it differs from quantitative and qualitative research in the positivist traditions, how to design interpretive research, and the sections of a research proposal and report"--

The CIPP Evaluation Model

The CIPP Evaluation Model
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Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam,Guili Zhang
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781462529230
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The book's chapters provide background on how and why the CIPP (Context, Input, Process, Product) Model was developed; a detailed presentation of the model; an explanation of the key role of an evaluation-oriented leader, who can decide what and when to evaluate; detailed presentations on evaluation design, budgeting, and contracting; procedures and tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting evaluation information; and procedures for conducting standards-based meta-evaluations (evaluations of evaluations). These topics are interspersed with illustrative evaluation cases in such areas as education, housing, and military personnel evaluation"--

Developmental Evaluation

Developmental Evaluation
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Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9781606238868
Release: 2010-06-14
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrates how DE can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local contexts, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations. Students and practicing evaluators will appreciate the book's extensive case examples and stories, cartoons, clear writing style, "closer look" sidebars, and summary tables. Provided is essential guidance for making evaluations useful, practical, and credible in support of social change.

Surveys and Experiments in Education Research

Surveys and Experiments in Education Research
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Author: James F. McNamara
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781461663706
Release: 1997-07-28
Editor: R&L Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explores how to define problems, recognize research design issues, and how to interpret data from surveys. Designed to serve the information needs of researchers, analysts, and administrators needing statistical tools for educational research, the presentation is oriented to research for school improvement. Problems with answers included.

Handbook of EHealth Evaluation

Handbook of EHealth Evaluation
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Author: Francis Yin Yee Lau,Craig Kuziemsky
Pages: 487
ISBN: 1550586017
Release: 2016-11
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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