An introduction to educational research

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Introduction to Educational Research by Craig A. Mertler

This non-technically written, hands-on introductory text is supported by up-to-date technology to augment students comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in educational research methods. Introduction to Educational Research, Sixth Edition, guides learners through eight research methods to help plan and compose their first educational research project. Through chapter contents and in-text exercises, readers simultaneously learn how to prepare a research plan, gather and analyze data, address research questions and hypotheses, and organize a report of their projects. In keeping with the main purpose of helping students clearly understand and apply research concepts, the language of the text is non-technical and there are are many pedagogical features throughout the text.
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3. What is educational research

Introduction to Educational Research

Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Mertler gives educators a practical look into the sometimes overwhelming practice of research. He constructs each chapter using an easy to understand tone, as well as offering reflective activities to provide deeper meaning and reflection on one's own practice. Designed for the beginning educational researcher, he covers all aspects of the research process and addresses a wide range of research methodologies: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed-Methods, and Action Research.

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This introductory subject focuses on developing the skills needed to read, understand and evaluate the relevance of educational research. As such the subject focuses upon building understandings regarding the need for educational research; providing an overview of research orientations and methods for investigating educational problems; examining research designs, their relationship to the nature of findings and appropriateness for different educational investigations; reading and critiquing research reports and studies. The subject allows students to select research articles aligned with relevant professional interests so they can critique and assess the significance of these research studies and findings for their professional practice. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session. The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EER in Session 2 Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study online or on campus.

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