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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 Descriptive Research
Designing and conducting descriptive research

As mentioned in Chapter 1, descriptive research is used to describe the features of or provide a picture of a condition or phenomenon. Researchers who conduct descriptive research do not manipulate the subject of study in order to determine cause and effect. As such, the work is considered nonexperimental. Descriptive research is important when research questions fundamentally take the form of “What is going on here?” The “here” in this statement ...

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