ERIC Number: ED426074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Introduction to Educational Research. Third Edition.
Charles, C. M.
This book is designed to provide knowledge about educational research and to help graduate students in education organize and conduct their own research. No prior familiarity with the principles, procedures, or terminology of educational research is required. Chapters are: (1) "Educational Research: Its Nature and Rules of Operation"; (2) "Types of Educational Research and Corresponding Sources of Data"; (3) "Selecting, Refining, and Proposing a Topic for Research"; (4) "Locating Published Research"; (5) "Interpreting and Summarizing Published Research"; (6) "Designing a Research Project"; (7) "Procedures and Tools for Gathering Data"; (8) "Analyzing Research Data and Presenting Findings"; (9) "Preparing a Research Report"; (10) "Ethnographic Research"; (11) "Descriptive Research and Historical Research"; (12) "Correlational Research"; (13) "Action Research and Evaluation Research"; and (14) "Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Causal-Comparative Research." An appendix discusses statistical concepts and procedures. Each chapter contains references. (Contains 19 tables and 16 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Action Research, Correlation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Research, Ethnography, Evaluation Methods, Experiments, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Utilization, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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