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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.

Analyzing and Interpreting Experimental Research
Analyzing and interpreting experimental research

As discussed in Chapter 5, there are numerous designs for conducting experimental and quasi-experimental research, and it is important to understand the purposes and characteristics of various designs in order to determine the best fit for your research question, to address validity issues, and to select ways to measure your dependent variable. You learned that experiments that have treatments but do not use random assignment ...

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