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Test Bank For Introduction to Educational Research 2nd Edition By A. Mertler

Test Bank For Introduction to Educational Research 2nd Edition By Craig A. Mertler, ISBN: 9781506366128, ISBN: 9781544337555, ISBN: 9781544337562

The Second Edition of Introduction to Educational Research expertly guides readers through the steps of the research methods process to help them plan and compose their first educational research project. With a conversational writing style, author Craig A. Mertler covers all aspects of the research process and addresses a wide range of research methodologies, including: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed-Methods, and Action Research. No prior familiarity with the principles, procedures, or terminology of educational research is required, allowing novice students to clearly understand research concepts and learn to effectively apply them in their own studies.

Table Of Content

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
PART I. INITIAL RESEARCH CONSIDERATIONS
Chapter 1. What Is Educational Research?

Finding Answers to Questions

The Scientific Method

Educational Research—What It Is and What It Is Not

Educational Research as a Process

Knowing Your Specific Discipline

Educators as Researchers

Chapter 2. Overview of the Educational Research Process

Identifying and Limiting a Research Topic or Problem

Formally Stating and Refining Research Question(s)

Reviewing Existing Literature Related to the Problem

Writing a Literature Review

Developing a Research Plan

Implementing the Research Plan and Collecting Data

Analyzing the Data

Stating Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations in a Written Research Report

The Educational Research Process—A Brief Example

Chapter 3. Identifying a Research Problem

Identifying a Research Topic or Problem

Necessary Terminology Related to Research

Research Questions and Hypotheses

Chapter 4. Ethics in Educational Research

Ethical Considerations in the Conduct of Research

Ethics in Qualitative Versus Quantitative Studies

Institutional Review Boards

Formal Preparation for Research with Human Participants

Chapter 5. Reviewing Related Research Literature

What Is a Literature Review?

Sources for Literature Related to Your Research Topic

Searching the ERIC Online Database

Searching the Google Scholar Online Database

Writing Your Literature Review

Not Just for Conducting Research—Valuable Sources for Professional Development

PART II. DESIGNING A RESEARCH STUDY
Chapter 6. Qualitative Research Methods

Characteristics of Qualitative Research

The Qualitative Research Process

Approaches to Conducting Qualitative Research

More About Ethnographic Research

More About Narrative Research

Chapter 7. Quantitative Research Methods

Characteristics of Quantitative Research

The Quantitative Research Process

Nonexperimental Research Designs

Experimental Research Designs

Threats to Validity in Quantitative Designs

Chapter 8. Mixed-Methods Research

Characteristics of Mixed-Methods Research

The Mixed-Methods Research Process

Approaches to Conducting Mixed-Methods Research

Validity in Mixed-Methods Research

Strengths and Limitations of Mixed-Methods Research

Chapter 9. Action Research

Characteristics of Action Research

The Action Research Process

Action Planning and Reflection

Validity in Action Research

Strengths and Limitations of Action Research

Chapter 10. Writing a Research Proposal

Purpose of a Research Proposal

General Aspects of a Research Proposal

Components of a Quantitative Research Proposal

Components of a Qualitative Research Proposal

Proposals for Action Research and Mixed-Methods Studies

PART III. COLLECTING AND ANALYZING DATA
Chapter 11. Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

Sampling Techniques in Qualitative Research

Qualitative Data Collection Techniques

Characteristics of Qualitative Data: Accuracy, Credibility, and Dependability

Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques

Chapter 12. Quantitative Data Collection

Sampling Techniques in Quantitative Research

Scales of Measurement

Quantitative Data Collection Techniques

Characteristics of Quantitative Data: Validity and Reliability

Chapter 13. Quantitative Data Analysis

Quantitative Data Analysis Techniques

PART IV. THE RESEARCH REPORT
Chapter 14. Writing a Final Research Report

Importance of the Audience

General Guidelines for Writing a Research Report

Practical Guidelines for Writing

An Example of a Research Report

Appendix: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Influence of No Child Left Behind on Classroom Practices
Glossary
References
Index