ERIC Number: ED491237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Using Computers in Educational and Psychological Research: Using Information Technolgies to Support the Research Process
Willis, Jerry; Kim, Seung H.
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd
This book has been designed to assist researchers in the social sciences and education fields who are interested in learning how information technologies can help them successfully navigate the research process. Most researchers are familiar with the use of programs like SPSS to analyze data, but many are not aware of other ways information technologies can support the research process. Major topics include: (1) computers and research in education and psychology; (2) locating appropriate literature; (3) on-line sources of information; (4)basic tools and (5) securing your data; (6) analyzing data with spreadsheets; (7) analyzing data with statistical software; (8) qualitative data analysis strategies; (9) software for analyzing qualitative data; (10) writing proposals and papers using advanced word processing features; and (11) creating scholarly multimedia presentations. This book covers all aspects of the research process, covers both qualitative and quantitative research methods, is rich in links and references to additional resources, and is written in an informal, approachable style.
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Computer Software, Word Processing, Social Science Research, Educational Research, Psychological Studies, Information Technology, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Online Searching, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Online Journals, Web Sites, Spreadsheets, Interviews, Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Multimedia Materials, Technical Writing
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