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A step-by-step guide to conducting a research project or thesis in Education

Designed to be used during the research process, Conducting Educational Research walks readers through each step of a research project or thesis, including developing a research question, performing a literature search, developing a research plan, collecting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and sharing the conclusions with others. Throughout the book, Daniel J. Boudah covers all types of research (including experimental, descriptive, qualitative, group designs, and single subject designs) and helps readers link research questions to designs, designs to data sources, and data sources to appropriate analyses.

Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data
Analyzing and interpreting qualitative data

In Chapter 6, you learned how to plan and begin a descriptive study using qualitative methods. Unlike experimental research, data analysis begins as soon as data collection begins in a qualitative inquiry. Qualitative methods force a researcher constantly to evaluate the available data in order to plan how to continue data collection. In this chapter, you will learn how to manage the data that are collected and how to work through the continuous data analysis ...

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