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Introduction to Educational Research
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Introduction to Educational Research
A Critical Thinking Approach

Second Edition
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December 2011 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach 2e is an engaging and informative core text that enables students to think clearly and critically about the scientific process of research. In achieving its goal to make research accessible to all educators and equip them with the skills to understand and evaluate published research, the text examines how educational research is conducted across the major traditions of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and action research. The text is oriented toward consumers of educational research and uses a thinking-skills approach to its coverage of major ideas.

2e is an engaging and informative core text that enables students to think clearly and critically about the scientific process of research. In achieving its goal to make research accessible to all educators and equip them with the skills to understand and evaluate published research, the text examines how educational research is conducted across the major traditions of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and action research. The text is oriented toward consumers of educational research and uses a thinking-skills approach to its coverage of major ideas.

 

W. Newton Suter received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1983 from Stanford University. He is Professor in Educational Foundations in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Arkansas

 
Preface
 
Part I: Foundations
 
Chapter 1: Educators as Critical Thinkers
 
Chapter 2: Thinking About Research
 
Chapter 3: Diversity of Educational Research
 
Part II: Research as Process
 
Chapter 4: The Research Problem
 
Chapter 5: Research Language
 
Chapter 6: Theory and Practice
 
Part III: Data Collection
 
Chapter 7: Research Bias and Control
 
Chapter 8: Sampling in Research
 
Chapter 9: Measurement in Research
 
Part IV: Design and Analysis
 
Chapter 10: Common Experimental Research Designs
 
Chapter 11: Common Non-Intervention Research Designs
 
Chapter 12: Qualitative Data, Analysis, and Design
 
Chapter 13: Statistical Data Analysis
 
Part V: Consumer to Producer
 
Chapter 14: Research Analysis and Critique
 
Chapter 15: Writing Research Proposals
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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  • Answers to Critical Thinking Alerts
  • Semester-long Assignment

“The Suter text has a critical thinking approach that engages students and makes the topics meaningful and connected.”

David K Pugalee
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“I would very likely recommend this textbook to colleagues. I will also consider adopting this textbook for my course. I like the readability of the text as well as the examples given by the author to help the reader understand the topics.”

Tracy Walker
Virginia State University

“. . . the explanations of statistical procedures, examples of real research projects and their problems, and the chapter-end application exercises are so well done.”

Pamela Murphy
Virginia Tech

Great intro text for grad students.

Professor HAROLD MCGINNIS
BAGWELL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Kennesaw State University
June 25, 2013

The book was well written and organized the content was well developed and related to current issues. Further, the book focused on critically analyzing research while learning the research process, rather than memorizing facts.

Dr Dorothy Leflore
Curriculum Instruction Dept, North Carolina A & T State University
April 25, 2012

price
text is not too long and strikes a good balance between detail and overview

Professor Kai Cortina
Psychology Dept, University of Michigan
January 26, 2012

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