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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.
Chapter 11: Analyzing and Interpreting Descriptive Research
Analyzing and Interpreting Descriptive Research
As you recall from Chapter 7, quantitative descriptive research was categorized in terms of descriptive research, causal comparative, and correlational research. In descriptive research, the researchers attempt to describe features or provide a broad picture of a condition or phenomenon, such as teacher beliefs about inclusion or student perceptions of peer pressure. Descriptive research methods typically rely on responses of participants to specific written survey or interview questions, and they result ...