Educational and Psychological Research: A Cross-Section of Journal Articles for Analysis and Evaluation

3rd Edition

Mildred L Patten

Routledge
Published January 1, 2002
Textbook - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781884585456 - CAT# Y316178

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Summary

• This edition of our popular reader is entirely updated with timely articles that deal with broad issues in education and psychology. (For a research reader with emphasis on classroom issues, see A Cross Section of Educational Research.)

• This collection shows students the many inherent weaknesses of empirical methods as well as models of excellence. Unlike research readers that contain made-up articles, this one has both face validity and content validity. Your students will appreciate reading real articles with real results.

• The 34 research articles illustrate: •qualitative research
•combined qualitative/quantitative research
•content/documentary analysis
•correlational research
•test validity and reliability research
•causal-comparative research
•true experimental research
•quasi-experimental research
•pre-experimental research
•program evaluation
•meta-analysis

• The lines are numbered sequentially, making it easy to refer to specific parts of each article during classroom discussions.

• This single source of research articles is convenient for you and your students.

• Easy to coordinate with any research methods text, this reader is an ideal way to make research methods come alive! Field-tested for student interest and comprehension.

• All major methods of research are illustrated with real research articles drawn from a wide variety of journals. (See Table of Contents.)

• Your students will become familiar with a wide variety of writing and organizational styles that real researchers use. Despite their variety, all articles in this book are highly comprehensible.

• Factual Questions at the end of each article encourage students to read for mythological points they might otherwise overlook.

• Questions for Discussion encourage students to address broad issues of research design. An instructor’s answer key will be shipped with your examination copy.

• The interesting research topics will make your students look forward to doing their research reading homework.

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