Understanding education research : a guide to critical reading
- Shank, Gary D., author.
- Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, 
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- Physical description
- ix, 140 pages ; 23 cm
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-133) and index.
- Research literacy and the research critic
- Basic approaches in educational research
- Types of research articles
- Understanding titles and abstracts
- Understanding purposes and rationales
- Understanding questions and arguments
- Understanding references
- Understanding methods and procedures
- Understanding quantitative results and findings
- Understanding qualitative results and findings
- Understanding discussions and conclusions
- Advanced concepts and techniques
- The research path.
- Publisher's Summary
- "Understanding Education Research" is designed to help students learn to read educational research articles carefully, systematically, and critically. Students learn to categorize titles, decode abstracts, find research questions, characterize research arguments, break down methods and procedures, explore references, apply analysis strategies, and interpret findings. The book allows them to easily develop the skills they need to be research literate. It offers simple guidelines for qualitative, quantitative, and statistical approaches that help students master the basics behind these often complex and confusing methodologies. The book is accessible for future researchers or for students who simply need to understand research clearly. It is written in a clear and engaging style, with ample concrete examples of each stage, offering exercises for student practice.
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- Gary Shank, Launcelot Brown, Janice Pringle.