This book provides the basic knowledge and skills to read, interpret, evaluate, and write about quantitative and qualitative educational research. It allows teachers to make program, curriculum, and instructional decisions based on research results. The authors' goal is to guide readers to think as research consumers through directed learning activities based on current integrated language arts principles and practices. Chapter topics include the research process; research designs; reading and evaluating research reports; reading and evaluating sections: abstract, background, and purpose; reading and interpreting reviews of research; and locating information about research reports. For teachers of any and all grade levelspre-kindergarten through post-graduate.
The 1997 edition has been updated by expanded discussion of qualitative research, effect size in analyzing quantitative research, and locating research via electronic sources. Chapters on all phases of research from design to interpreting reviews of research include activities for teachers. Appendices include a glossary of key terms highlighted in the text, six research articles for analysis, and the American Educational Research Association's ethical standards. Hittleman is with the City U. of New York/Queens College. Simon is with a private firm in New York. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)