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Introduction to Research in Education

Introduction to Research in Education
Author: Donald Ary - Lucy Cheser Jacobs - Asghar Razavieh
ISBN 13: 9780495601227
ISBN 10: 495601225
Edition: 8
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2009-02-12
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 696
List Price: $299.95

Ary (Northern Illinois U., US), Jacobs (Indiana U., US), Razavieh (Shiraz U., Iran), and Sorensen (Northern Illinois U.) present an introductory textbook that explains how to understand and evaluate American educational research and gives guidance on planning and conducting original research. Adding more graphics and flow charts to the new edition, they present chapters on the nature of scientific inquiry, the scientific approach in education, the research problem, reviewing the literature, deriving hypotheses, descriptive statistics, sampling and inferential statistics, tools of research, validity and reliability, experimental research and research designs, ex post facto research, correlational research, survey research, qualitative research planning, data analysis and reporting in qualitative research, action research, writing research proposals, and interpreting and reporting results of quantitative research. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


An introduction to the basic concepts needed (primarily at the graduate level) both for understanding and evaluating others' research and for planning and conducting original research with a minimum of assistance. The sixth edition provides expanded coverage of qualitative research and ethical issues, including a new chapter on analyzing qualitative research, and revised coverage of statistical analysis, with an emphasis on interpretation rather than computation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)