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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.

Understanding Relevant Literature and Writing a Literature Review
Understanding relevant literature and writing a literature review

Every day, educators are confronted with decisions regarding how best to teach students for whom many traditional methods do not seem to work. They reflect, share experiences and materials with colleagues, and check the Internet to find descriptions of practices to help. Still, they may often find it difficult to tell reliable practices from snake oil. Educators may not seriously consider picking up a research journal that reports findings about the problems they encounter. For many, an abundance of technical and statistical information in many journal articles ...

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