ERIC Number: ED525981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Research Methods in Education
Check, Joseph; Schutt, Russell K.
SAGE Publications (CA)
"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" (five chapters), "Research Design and Data Collection" (seven chapters), and "Analyzing and Reporting Data" (three 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.
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Ethics, Data Collection, Validity
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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IES Cited: ED562653