Understanding Research

Author: Vicki L. Plano Clark
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780133831627
Format: PDF, Kindle
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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. "This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version" This introductory text iswritten specifically for consumers of research anyone who uses the results and implications of research studies to enhance their knowledge and improve their practice. The focus is on guiding students toward a basic understanding of the research process, allowing them to develop the skills, knowledge and strategies needed to read, interpret, and evaluate the quality of research reports. The text provides balanced coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and combined research approaches. The Enhanced Pearson eText features interactive learning modules and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad(r) and Android(r) tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. " "*The Enhanced" " eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads." *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7 or 10 tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later." 0133831620 / 9780133831627 Understanding Research: A Consumer's Guide, Loose-Leaf Version with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0132902230 / 9780132902236 Understanding Research: A Consumer's Guide, Loose-Leaf Version 0133398900 / 9780133398908 Understanding Research: A Consumer's Guide, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card From reviews of the book: "The structure of the book is great.[The authors use] language that helps the reader become engaged and invites them to start applying what they have learned to their situation immediately. The examples of the journal articles with the notationsare very helpful and we use these for discussion in the class quite a bit. I also like the 'reviewingwhat we ve learned' and 'practicing your skills' at the end of the chapter. I much prefer the consumer approach of this text over others on the market." -- Candyce Reynolds, Portland State University ""Understanding Research" is true to its name; it is much more user friendly, it explains WHAT research IS.It does an EXCELLENT job of covering all of the material I currently cover.[The authors](fortunately) force me to provide a balanced, comparative description of both [quantitative and qualitative] research. . . . I find the writing style to be clear, interesting and engaging." -- Carol A. Friesen, Ball State University "

Educational Research

Author: L R Gay
Publisher: Pearson Education (Us)
ISBN: 9780132081542
Format: PDF, ePub
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A leader in Introduction to Educational Research courses, Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications, ninth edition, remains a practical text focused on the skills and procedures students need in order to become competent consumers and producers of educational research. The accessible writing style and light, humorous tone of this book helps to demystify and enliven this demanding course.The textuses a direct, step-by-step approach to theresearch process.Tasks are included throughout the text to guide students through the process of creating their own research report. Published research articles are now included in every research methods chapter to provide students with illustrations of exemplary qualitative and quantitative research.Key changes in the ninth edition include an expanded coverage of qualitative research through a new chapter on Case Study Research (Chapter 17), a new chapter on Survey Research (Chapter 7), an increased emphasis on ethical considerations in the conduct of educational research (Chapter 1), and significant updates to Descriptive Statistics (Chapter 12) and Inferential Statistics (Chapter 13) that increase the coverage of how to use technology in the research process."

Action Research

Author: Geoffrey E. Mills
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780133387445
Format: PDF, Docs
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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the bound book. Born of the author's own experience working with teachers and principals, Action Research, 5/e, provides a research-based step-by-step outline of how to do action research. The author guides teachers and administrators through the action research process via numerous concrete illustrations; positioning it as a fundamental component of teaching. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. From reviews of the book: "Mills' writing style is informative, direct, and personalized and his expertise as a researcher is evident throughout the textbook. He fully understands the uniqueness of teacher-centered research. . . . The language and the illustration cater to the classroom research contexts and it is easy to understand and apply." -Adel Al-Bataineh, Illinois State University "The book emphasizes the importance of reflection and creating an action plan. . . . Examples of action research papers are included. There are study sites, videos, slides and other supplemental materials available for the students to consult for ancillary learning. The writing style is clear, interesting and engaging. Throughout the text, Mills offers the reader a research scenario that helps to position him or her around the theme of the chapter and context of the research phase. This helps to alleviate some of the anxiety students of action research may experience as they begin each aspect of the action research process." -Beverly Melenyzer, California University of Pennsylvania "[T]he survey examples, SurveyMonkey, and direct observation examples are very good, as well as the informal interview, making records, [and] data collection techniques. . . . [T]he section on re-aligning the focus and action research plan is very good. I find my students doing this as they are doing their literature review and understanding that they need to narrow the scope of their research. I like the example of doing AR in Ch. 6. . . . I like the inclusion of the data analysis, sample interview and other models of how to analyze data. . . . The key strengths of the project are the authentic examples of AR." -Mary Frances Agnello, Texas Tech University Features Balanced coverage of data collection and analysis techniques for qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods Chapter 4, Data Collection Techniques, covers collection techniques for the most frequently used qualitative and quantitative data, including observations, interviews, teacher-made tests, and standardized test data. Chapter 6, Data Analysis and Interpretation, guides students through data analysis and provides techniques, coding guidelines, and examples for analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data. Inclusion throughout the text of digital research tools that can be used by action researchers through each phase of the action research process. A focus on producing critical consumers of action research Chapter 9, Evaluating Action Research, helps students learn to read and critique studies completed by others. Included in Chapter 9 is an article from an action research journal that is analyzed using the new criteria for evaluating action research. Appendix A, Action Research in Action, contains an extended example and evaluation of an action research case study. Expanded coverage of the ethics of conducting research in your own classroom Chapter 2, Ethics, includes discussion of ethical guidelines and provides guidance for seeking and obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Understanding Education Research

Author: Gary Shank
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317249895
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"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.

Foundations of American Education

Author: L. Dean Webb
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134027752
Format: PDF, ePub
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This classic text provides a clear picture of why the fundamentals of American education are important to today’s teachers—and how the evolution of education affects today’s teaching and learning. It focuses on helping students become highly qualified teachers by connecting theory and practice, examining the philosophical and historical roots of education as well as its current structures, and exploring the real-life challenges facing teachers and the future of education and the teaching profession. Comprehensive, up to date, and balanced, Foundations of American Education shows students how to read, think about, and respond to current educational issues; asks them to reflect on how the past influences education today; and helps to prepare them to become professional educators. The new edition provides a fresh look at such topics as government involvement in education, the national standards, student achievement data, charter schools, and the minority to majority demographic shift in the student population. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.

Positive Behavioral Supports for the Classroom

Author: Brenda Scheuermann
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780133804812
Format: PDF, Docs
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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Positive Behavioral Supports for the Classroom and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133803252. In the new edition of Positive Behavioral Supports for the Classroom, pre- and in-service regular and special education classroom teachers get the latest in research and practice from the field of positive behavior interventions and support, with foundational principles and practices from applied behavior analysis. The book's emphasis is on a multi-tiered system of support for developing positive behaviors in children and youth, preventing challenging behaviors, and managing challenging behaviors efficiently and effectively school-wide, in classrooms, and for individual students. A wide variety of concepts and techniques are covered, ranging from the most basic through advanced. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, activities, and implementation guides. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Author: Spencer J. Salend
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780131384255
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Creating an inclusive classroom means understanding federal legislation as well as national and state standards, but the practical and streamlined seventh edition of Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices recognizes that it means more than that. This text goes beyond the typical inclusion text, translating theory and research into practices you can use in your inclusive classroom by illustrating the principles of effective inclusion through classroom scenarios, online footage, and successful strategies. The text has the most current vision of today's inclusive classroom, which truly helps you create a successful educational experience for all students. New to This Edition: *NEW UDL and You features throughout the text guide you in understanding and implementing the principles of universal design to help all learners access the general education curriculum and succeed in inclusive classrooms.

Instructional Technology and Media for Learning

Author: Sharon E Smaldino
Publisher: Pearson Education (Us)
ISBN: 9780133564181
Format: PDF
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Note: The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads, such as CourseSmart.For courses in Instructional Media and Technology, and Computers in EducationA core text for Introduction to Educational Technology coursesHow to integrate a complete range of technology and media formats into classroom instruction using the ASSURE model for lesson planning.This text shows specifically and realistically how technology and media enhance and support everyday teaching and learning. Written from the viewpoint of the teacher, it demonstrates how to integrate a complete range of technology and media formats into classroom instruction using the ASSURE model for lesson planning. Ideal for educators at all levels who place a high value on learning, the book is helps readers incorporate technology and media into best practice, to use them as teaching tools and to guide students in using them as learning tools. Examples come from elementary and secondary education.The new Eleventh Edition keeps readers up to pace with the innovations in all aspects of technology, particularly those related to computers, Web 2.0, social networks, and the Internet. The updating throughout reflects the acceleration trend toward digitizing information and school use of telecommunications resources, such as the Web. It also addresses the interaction among the roles of teachers, technology, coordinators, and school media specialists, all complementary and interdependent teams within the school.This text provides the ideal teaching and learning experience through: The ASSURE Model of lesson planning and the ASSURE Classroom Case Studies. A number of helpful pedagogical aids that provide reinforcement and ensure understanding. A focus on today's most up-to-date expectations and innovations.

Educational Research

Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780133549584
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research offers a truly balanced, inclusive, and integrated overview of the processes involved in educational research. This text first examines the general steps in the research process and then details the procedures for conducting specific types of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies. Direct guidance on reading research is offered throughout the text, and interactive features provide opportunities for practice."--Publisher's description.

Systems for Change in Literacy Education

Author: Carol A. Lyons
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325002828
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Education Everything is covered, including how to get started the right way and how to develop K-6 in-service courses throughout the year.