ERIC Number: ED426103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer. Second Edition.
McMillan, James H.
This book is intended for a one-semester or one-term course in educational research. It is designed to enable students to become intelligent consumers of educational research and to introduce its basic principles to those who eventually may be involved in research in their work. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction to Research in Education"; (2) "Variables, Research Problems, and Hypotheses"; (3) "Locating and Reviewing Related Literature"; (4) "Subjects and Sampling"; (5) "Foundations of Educational Measurement"; (6) "Types of Educational Measures"; (7) "Descriptive, Correlational, and Causal-Comparative Research"; (8) "Experimental and Single-Subject Research"; (9) "Analyzing Statistical Inferences"; (10) "Qualitative and Historical Research"; (11) "Analyzing Discussion and Conclusions"; and (12) "The Intelligent Consumer: Putting It All Together." An appendix provides answers to sample text questions. (Contains 26 tables, 15 figures, and approximately 80 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Educational Research, Higher Education, Hypothesis Testing, Literature Reviews, Measurement Techniques, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Research Utilization, Sampling, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
HarperCollins College Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022; World Wide Web: http://www.harpercollins.com/college
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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