“This text will definitely be useful in providing students with a solid orientation to research design particularly in quantitative research”
“Precision, precision, precision! I think this is a must have companion text for graduate students who have to complete a thesis or dissertation. The author does an outstanding job of cataloging and describing difficult research methods terms in a clear and concise way.”
“Greatest strength is the comprehensiveness of the treatment”
“A reference point for beginning educational researchers to grasp the most pertinent elements of designing and conducting research”
Provides all the essential information for quantitative research in a concise book.
A book on research in education but quite well can be accommodated into other social science areas. A great easy to follow publication especially if someone is new to statistical analysis.
There are two strong chapters in this publication that are clearer and more relevant that the sources presently being used by my students. Chapter 3 is particularly well written and clear and builds a progression in terms of understanding statistics. Chapter 4 is also effective however I would probably place this before Chapter 3. In terms of detail there is probably too much in Chapter 4 on Hypothesis whereas Chapter 3 could be developed perhaps by the inclusion of more examples.
Very helpful book that provides a basis for students undertaking education based research.
For those that are interested in doing research that is quantitative in nature, this book is useful, although we tend to advise a more qualitative approach. Therefore I can see myself dipping in and out of this book as it provides some good explanations and there is follow through. I would have welcomed more working examples as this would have concretised everything a lot more.
This is a good supplement to the research methods module, especially for those students who are entering into the field of education. The quantitative methods discussed are also transferrable to other subjects.
The chapter on hypotheses is really helpful. Some of the other chapters seem to deliver the information much through the eyes of the authors, e.g. I personally find the heavy focus on "trus" a little too much, there are other constructs that would have deserved attention in the context of a topic as broad as "education". But the book is very well written and definitevely a valuable ressource for students.
An interesting and specific needs driven book.