Description - Educational Research by Norman E. Wallen
This work emphasizes the "process" of research, that is, what researchers actually do as they go about designing and carrying out their research activities. Rather than passively reading about research operations, it promotes content mastery by using a three-step pedagogical model that involves: a manageable chunk of text; a comprehension of application exercise; and author feedback on the exercise. The text contains approximately 150 of these exercise-feedback units. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, expanded from 15 to 20 chapters, and reorganized into two parts. Part 1 covers basic aspects of the research process, provides an example of a student research appraisal, and shows how to evaluate a research report. Part 2 provides a separate chapter for each research methodology, including two chapters on qualitative research. Other noteworthy changes include more annotated studies and more visual illustrations of statistical and research methods.
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Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
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