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Research in educational settings / Geoffrey Maruyama, Stanley Deno

Main Author Maruyama, Geoffrey Coauthor Deno, Stanley Country Estados Unidos. Publication Newbury Park : Sage, cop. 1992 Description XII, 129 p. ; 22 cm Series Applied social research methods series , 29 ISBN 0-8039-4207-9
CDU 37.012
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Monografia Biblioteca de Ciências da Educação
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

With a frank and discursive style, the authors address both the problems of access and the problems of researcher control. The result is a readable but realistic guide to the strategies required for valid investigations in educational settings. . . . The book is practical and useable. It gives a case study at the start, provides exercises after each chapter and is clearly written. --School Psychology International To date little material has been written about the pitfalls of conducting research in schools--until now. Research in Educational Settings helps prospective educational researchers plan their research more carefully in K-12 schools. This welcome addition to the research field focuses on the following issues: access and credibility in the school; traditional issues of designing research; questions that emerge as the design is imposed on the school culture and setting, particularly in regards to school staff and student assessment; the length of interventions and whether or not to schedule follow-up studies; and, how to interpret and communicate findings to schools and policymakers. Using personal experiences from their field research to illustrate key concepts, the authors also include a research project to clarify the practical issues of school research. Professionals and students of research methods, evaluation, education, psychology, and sociology will readily welcome this much awaited volume.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Educational Research
  • What an Interesting Idea
  • Getting Started
  • Accessing School Populations
  • Establishing Credibility, Increasing Understanding, and Gaining Commitment
  • Dreaming an Impossible Dream?
  • Issues of Design, Sampling, and Analysis
  • School Personnel
  • Committed, Indifferent, or Resistant
  • Comprehensiveness and Depth of Assessment Versus Brevity and Efficiency
  • Implementing the Research
  • Hoping for the Best and Coping With the Worst
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • What Does It All Mean?
  • How Long Does My Study Need To Be?
  • Selecting Measures

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