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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.

Designing and Conducting Qualitative Research
Designing and conducting qualitative research

As described in Chapter 1, descriptive research is used to portray a situation under study. Researchers who conduct descriptive research do not manipulate the subject of study in order to determine cause and effect; instead they seek to describe accurately what is happening. Descriptive research is important when research questions take the form of “What is going on here?” The “here” in this statement ...

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