Research in Education: Evidence-based Inquiry

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Pearson, May 29, 2009 - Education - 511 pages
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This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. The treatment of qualitative research is parallel to that of quantitative research to enable students to better understand all approaches to research. This text uses extensive examples from different journals, thoughtful pedagogy that includes instructional aids, instructional tests, key terms, application problems, concept maps, criteria for evaluating studies, and MyEducationLab for Research, a new interactive website.

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James H. McMillan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Foundations of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he teaches educational research and assessment courses and directs the Research and Evaluation Track of the PhD in Education program. He is also Executive Director of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, a partnership of Virginia Commonwealth University and eight Richmond-area school divisions that conducts and disseminates applied research. His current research interests include classroom and large-scale formative assessment. He has recently published the fifth edition of "Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction" and edited "Formative Classroom Assessment: Theory into Practice". He has authored three educational research methods textbooks and published numerous articles in journals, including the "American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, "and "Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice.

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