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Educational Research: A Contextual Approach

October 2009, ©2010
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Clearly organized, well-written, and user-friendly, Educational Research, provides a comprehensive look at quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches to research. Using concrete examples throughout, the book features a “Spotlight on Research” section, providing an extended look at three published articles per chapter.

The book has been created with a breadth and depth fitting a higher level course, yet is clear enough to accommodate students in advanced undergraduate classes. Set up in a modular format, this easy to read text can be followed in chronological order, or chapters can be used out of sequence to better serve your classroom needs. Rich in pedagogical features, Educational Research offers several elements that help the student to synthesize the main ideas of each chapter into the context of a real world researcher.

 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to educational research

Chapter 2: Research topics

Chapter 3: Research reports

Chapter 4: Ethics and sampling

Chapter 5: Measurement

Chapter 6: Validity and reliability

Chapter 7: Experimental designs

Chapter 8: Single-participant designs

Chapter 9: Non-experimental designs

Chapter 10: Descriptive statistics

Chapter 11: Inferential statistics

Chapter 12: Statistical representation

Chapter 13: Ethnographies and case studies

Chapter 14: Content analysis and historical research

Chapter 15: Mixed-methods designs

Chapter 16: Action research

Chapter 17: Evaluation research

Chapter 18: Research into practice

 

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Each chapter features 3 "Spotlight on Research" sections consisting of an excerpt from relevant published research.
  • Discussions of research studies throughout the text provide a meaningful context for the material.
  • Each chapter provides suggestions for further reading, many of which can be found on the texts companion website. Additionally, the website provides extra readings, and links to added resources.
  • The text offers a comprehensive, balanced look at major Educational Research topics. Additionally, topics such as research ethics and program evaluation are covered in greater detail than most books.
  • The text provides several methods for students to apply newly acquired knowledge such as end of chapter exercises as well as the feature, "Applications: A guide for the beginning researcher."
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Instructor Manual with Test Questions
Designed to help instructors maximize student learning, the Instructor's Manual presents the author's philosophy, offers teaching suggestions for each chapter of the text, provides several sample syllabi, suggests ways to organize course materials, and offer ideas for teaching each chapter. Additionally, the manual contains a bank of test questions, including multiple choice, true-false, short answer questions, and critical thinking problems.
Resource Guide
The resource guide provides both students and instructors with the full text of articles, as well as links and other resources that help provide context for the material presented in the chapters.
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Students Resources
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Student Study Guide
The study guide contains exercises, problems, and other activities designed to help students apply what they have learned from each chapter. The study guide can be found on the companion web site at www.wiley.com/college/springer.
Resource Guide
The resource guide provides both students and instructors with the full text of articles, as well as links and other resources that help provide context for the material presented in the chapters.
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Wiley E-Text   
Educational Research: A Contextual Approach
ISBN : 978-0-470-57407-2
566 pages
June 2010, ©2010
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Hardcover   
Educational Research: A Contextual Approach
ISBN : 978-0-470-13132-9
566 pages
October 2009, ©2010
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