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An introduction to educational research : connecting methods to practice

Author: Chad R Lochmiller; Jessica Nina Lester
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written specifically for education practitioners, An Introduction to Educational Research: Connecting Methods to Practice approaches research methods from a practice-first perspective that aligns research with professional experiences and identifies the tools and resources readers can use when conducting their own research. Throughout the book, the authors illuminate complex research concepts using problems of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chad R Lochmiller; Jessica Nina Lester
ISBN: 9781483319506 1483319504
OCLC Number: 921165949
Description: xxvii, 315 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
About the authors --
Part I. Examining the foundations of educational research --
1. Studying education practice with research --
2. Designing a research study --
3. Reviewing the literature --
4. Considering research ethics --
Part II. Considering approaches to educational research --
5. Introducing qualitative research --
6. Introducing quantitative research --
7. Collecting qualitative and quantitative data --
8. Completing qualitative data analysis --
9. Completing quantitative data analysis --
10. Introducing mixed methods research and analysis --
11. Introducing action research --
Part III. Producing research to improve practice --
12. Writing the research --
13. Using and sharing research to improve practice --
Glossary --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Chad R. Lochmiller, Indiana University, Jessica N. Lester, Indiana University.

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"In writing this book, Lochmiller and Lester have made useful progress on an issue that long plagued education - the divide between worlds of research and practice. Having lived for a number of years Read more...

 
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