Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer

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Longman, 2000 - Education - 377 pages
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Helping students become intelligent consumers of research, Educational Research, Third Edition, provides comprehensive, highly readable coverage of fundamental principles and methods of contemporary educational research. A balanced combination of both quantitative and qualitative research, the third edition teaches students how to analyze and evaluate research and judge the usefulness of the findings as they relate to the classroom.

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Review: Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer (5th Edition)

User Review  - Brandi Nicholauson - Goodreads

I have the 6th edition. McMillan breaks down every facet of educational research. Particularly useful if you are going to conduct any research, or want to better understand how research is written. Not the most exciting read, but useful. Read full review

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User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

Not the kind of thing you'd read for fun, obviously ;) but clear, specific, and detailed. One of few books I kept after grad school. Read full review


Introduction to Research in Education
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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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