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Fundamentals of Educational Research, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package

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Author: McMillan, James

Edition: 7


  • Includes online access code!

Binding: Loose Leaf

Format: Student Edition

Number Of Pages: 450

Release Date: 02-02-2015

Details: Product Description A non-technical, engaging, and conversational resource which enhances understanding of, and a positive attitude toward research, this book emphasizes how to conduct research and includes a concise presentation of information, comprehensive summary of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods designs, and extensive use of excerpts from published studies.   KEY TOPICS: Research, research methods, educational research, consumers of research, mixed methods research, understanding educational research, research ethics, action research, reading research   MARKET: Advanced undergraduate and graduate-level students in education and related disciplines, anyone with a need to become a knowledgeable consumers of research, researchers who need to understand foundational principles for conducting research From the Back Cover Accessible, contemporary, and thoughtful, this book educates students to become intelligent consumers of educational research and introduces basic research principles to those who may eventually use research in their work. Principles for conducting research and criteria for evaluating its overall credibility are presented in a concise manner, with numerous excerpts from published studies to enable students to learn to read, understand, and evaluate research and to judge the usefulness of the findings for educational practice. The text facilitates student learning with the inclusion of chapter objectives, roadmaps and concept maps, study questions, consumer tips, more than 175 examples from published articles, several full length articles, and author reflections.   Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eTextThe Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features: Chapter Self-Check. Embedded assessments with feedback help readers assess how well they have mastered the content. (See pages 26, 201, and 392 for examples.) Thinking Like a Researcher. Interactive activities, with expert feedback, allow the reader to practice specific tasks required for conducting or evaluating a research project. (See pages 26, 201, and 392 for examples.) From reviews of the book:   “This textbook provides more detailed and clearer explanations of complex research topics than other textbooks in this topic area. Overall, my students seem to enjoy using this textbook and find it to be helpful in their journey of learning about educational research.”  ― Rebekah Cole, Old Dominion University   “The inclusion of research examples and excerpts from published articles are excellent visuals for students just beginning their journey of research and critical thinking. The “Consumer Tips” section is an innovative way to sum up the topics … I find the author’s reflections a valuable resource for the students. It’s a way to personally connect with the readers.”  ― Rebecca D Hunt, Northern Illinois University About the Author James H. McMillan is Professor of Education in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and Director of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium. He obtained his doctorate from Northwestern University and masters from Michigan State University. Dr. McMillan has also published Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry; Understanding and Evaluating Educational Research, Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment, Assessment Essentials for Standards-Based Education, and Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction in addition to more than sixty journal articles. His current research interests include classroom assessment, grading, student motivation, and the impact of high-stakes testing on schools and students.

Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English