Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education

Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Learning and Teaching

Author: Anthony E. Kelly,Richard A. Lesh,John Y. Baek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317639642

Category: Education

Page: 560

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This Handbook presents the latest thinking and current examples of design research in education. Design-based research involves introducing innovations into real-world practices (as opposed to constrained laboratory contexts) and examining the impact of those designs on the learning process. Designed prototype applications (e.g., instructional methods, software or materials) and the research findings are then cycled back into the next iteration of the design innovation in order to build evidence of the particular theories being researched, and to positively impact practice and the diffusion of the innovation. The Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education-- the defining book for the field -- fills a need in how to conduct design research by those doing so right now. The chapters represent a broad array of interpretations and examples of how today’s design researchers conceptualize this emergent methodology across areas as diverse as educational leadership, diffusion of innovations, complexity theory, and curriculum research. This volume is designed as a guide for doctoral students, early career researchers and cross-over researchers from fields outside of education interested in supporting innovation in educational settings through conducting design research.
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How to Do Your Research Project

A Guide for Students

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526414570

Category: Reference

Page: 360

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The Third Edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences.
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Research Methodology

A Project Guide for University Students

Author: John Kuada

Publisher: Samfundslitteratur

ISBN: 9788759315545

Category: Education

Page: 139

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Research Methodology is written for university and college students who are looking for guidelines when writing for a research project. It describes some of the most influential methods in social science and speaks directly to students without any prior knowledge of project work. Written in a simple, straight-forward, and a highly engaging style, the book takes the reader through the essential features of the project work process and guides students in making key decisions that will reduce the anxieties they are likely to experience in their research process. The book also introduces students to the nature of their group work process and provides guidelines on how to work with other students in order to produce good projects. It is intended as a supplementary textbook for courses in research methodology, for bachelor and master's degree students. Highlights of the issues discussed include: structure of projects * research design * the role of theories in research projects * paradigms and philosophy of science * qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and techniques * mixed research methods.
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Research Methods in Applied Settings

An Integrated Approach to Design and Analysis, Second Edition

Author: Jeffrey A. Gliner,George A. Morgan,Nancy L. Leech

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 020384310X

Category: Psychology

Page: 488

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Through its integrated approach to quantitative research methods, this text teaches readers how to plan, conduct, and write a research project and select and interpret data so they can become better consumers of research. This is not a statistics book—there are very few formulas. Rather, this book helps students master which statistic to use when and how to interpret the results. Organized around the steps one takes in conducting a research project, this book is ideal for applied programs and for those who want to analyze and evaluate research articles. Having taught in a variety of departments, the authors have a good grasp of the research problems faced by master’s and doctoral students in diverse areas of the behavioral and social sciences. Text adopters applaud the book’s clarity. Students are often confused by other texts’ use of inconsistent terminology. To avoid this confusion, the authors present a semantically consistent picture that emphasizes five research approaches-- randomized experimental, quasi-experimental, comparative, associational, and descriptive. The authors then show how these approaches lead to three kinds of research designs which, in turn, lead to three groups of statistics with the same names. This consistent framework increases comprehension and the ability to apply the material. Numerous applied problems, annotated examples, and diagrams and tables further promote comprehension. Although the book emphasizes quantitative research, the value of qualitative research is introduced. This extensively revised edition features more than 50% new material including: A new chapter on the evidence-based approach that emphasizes the importance of reporting confidence intervals and effect sizes and the increased use of meta-analysis. An increased emphasis on evaluating research including an 8 step plan for evaluating research validity (Chs. 23 & 24) and its application to the 5 sample studies used throughout the book (Ch. 25). Lots of practical advice on planning a research project (Ch. 2), data collection and coding (Ch. 15), writing the research report (Ch. 27), questions to use in evaluating a research article (Appendix E) and creating APA tables and figures (Appendix F). A new chapter on non-experimental approaches/designs (Ch. 7) including qualitative research. Web resources for students including critical thinking problems with answers and a sample outline of a research proposal. An earlier and expanded introduction to measurement reliability and validity to further emphasize their differences and importance. An extensively revised chapter on measurement validity consistent with the latest APA/AERA/NCME standards. Fewer chapters on inferential statistics with an increased focus on how their selection is related to the design of the study and how to interpret the results using significance testing and effect sizes and confidence intervals. Instructor’s Resources with Power Points, test questions, answers to the application questions, and more. Intended for graduate research or quantitative/experimental methods/design courses in psychology, education, human development and family studies, and other behavioral, social, business, and health sciences, independent sections and chapters can be read in many orders allowing for flexibility in assigning topics. Due to its practical approach, this book also appeals to researchers and clinicians. Prior exposure to statistics and research methods is recommended.
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Your Education Research Project Handbook

Author: Anthony Coles,Jim McGrath

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781408221242

Category: Education

Page: 198

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This concise and accessible text is designed to prepare novice researchers in the planning, implementation, evaluation and writing-up of a small-scale research project, from first idea to finished product. Assuming no prior research experience, this text will provide the support and guidance needed to begin writing a research project or dissertation in Education. The nature of research will be introduced, followed by advice on formulating a manageable set of objectives, selecting an appropriate research strategy and evaluating data. The fictional case study running throughout the book and conversational style help provide the simple, honest information that any student needs before undertaking a small-scale research project. This readable introduction will help students de-mystify the basics of writing a research project.
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The Business Student's Handbook

Learning Skills for Study and Employment

Author: Sheila Cameron

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132349246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

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In an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing world, graduates must be equipped with more than just knowledge of a particular subject. This book will enable students to manage their own learning and ultimately their own career.
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Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices

Author: Zemliansky, Pavel,St.Amant, Kirk

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

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"This book compiles authoritative research from scholars worldwide, covering the issues surrounding the influx of information technology to the office environment, from choice and effective use of technologies to necessary participants in the virtual workplace"--Provided by publisher.
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