Gregory J. Privitera, Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell
SAGE Publications; Inc; 1st edition
800 pages [1013 in PDF]
The range of different qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as their applications in educational research, are discussed in depth throughout the downloadable PDF book titled Research Methods for Education. This new textbook takes a problem-oriented approach, and it does so in a way that fully integrates the decision tree. The decision tree is used for everything from selecting an appropriate statistic for analysis to selecting a research design.
The authors demonstrate how statistics and methods work together and enable the testing of hypotheses through the use of the scientific method in a writing style that is student-friendly and conversational, and they use examples from a wide variety of education-related fields as supporting evidence. Students in higher education will develop the skills necessary to become informed consumers of research, including the capacity to comprehend any research article and evaluate its quality, as well as the ability to apply the methods used in action research in order to inform educational practice.
NOTE: The eBook version of Research Methods for Education has been converted from ePub format to PDF format; as a result, the page numbers in the eBook version will not match the page numbers in the physical book.