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Written in an informal style, this is the essential, practical, and accessible step-by-step guide for all teacher-training students, who in addition to facing the enormous challenge of training to become a teacher, have to conduct their own classroom-based research.
The state of America’s schools is a major concern of policymakers, educators, and parents, and new programs and ideas are constantly proposed to improve it. Yet few of these programs and ideas are based on strong research about students and teachers—about learning and teaching.
The authors have thoroughly updated the fourth edition and included more text on current developments in research practice, action research, developments in ICT, questionnaire design, ethnographic research, conducting needs analysis, constructing and using tests, observational methods, reliability and validity, ethical issues, and curriculum research.
Scientific Research in Education describes the similarities and differences between scientific inquiry in education and scientific inquiry in other fields and disciplines and provides a number of examples to illustrate these ideas. Its main argument is that all scientific endeavors share a common set of principles, and that each field—including education research—develops a specialization that accounts for the particulars of what is being studied.
A guide for teachers who wish to conduct research in their classrooms and for schools that wish to improve their practice. It describes how classroom research helps teachers to enhance their teaching, to test the assumptions of educational theory in practice, and to implement and evaluate whole school developments.