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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.

Issues in Validity and Reliability
Issues in validity and reliability

As you have already learned, an initial step in a quality research project is the development of a focused research question. Once the research question is generated, the researcher considers how best to complete the study. Validity, reliability, and trustworthiness are central to the design of a study. Only studies that have adequate validity or trustworthiness, as well as reliability, add to the knowledge base in education and can inform future decisions ...

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