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Writing & Research How-to Books for Education Studies
Writing for educators: personal essays and practical advice by Karen BromleyContents: Finding your voice. What? me write? six reasons to write for publication -- / James J. Carpenter -- Finding ideas and developing the confidence to write for publication / Chris Pescatore -- Writing-to-Learn in the process of researching / Maureen Boyd -- Reading as a way to develop a writing identity / Nicholas Paley -- Writing an article or dissertation. From idea to printed page / Marilyn Tallerico -- Writing to be read: clarity and power in scholarly writing / C. Beth Burch -- Creating a corpus: writing to shape practice / Beverly Rainforth -- Nine notes from a novice: publishing a teaching idea / Margaret Golden -- Writing with publication in mind / Joan Bouza Koster -- Completing a dissertation in just over 2 years / Holly Hansen-Thomas -- Four children and a dissertation / Sandi Graham -- Reviews, revising, and editing. Surviving the review process: the good, the bad, and the ugly / Jenny Gordon -- Rethink, rewrite, revise: mining the gold / Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas -- Revising for successful publication / Mitch Rosenwald -- Editing a book: nine questions and some answers / Karen Bromley -- An editor's perspective on the importance of style / Jean Schmittau -- Grant writing. Writing a grant proposal / Karen Bromley -- Grant writing for teachers / Pat Krizan -- The collaborative grant development process / Allison Alden -- Other writing in educational settings. On-demand writing by administrators / Carol Stark -- A principal's writing experiences / Doug Green -- My surprising life as an author / Jo Malin
Publication Date: 2009
Writing Literature Reviews: : a guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences by Jose L. GalvanContents: Writing reviews of academic literature: an overview -- Considerations in writing reviews for specific purposes -- Selecting a topic and identifying literature for review -- General guidelines for analyzing literature -- Analyzing quantitative research literature -- Analyzing qualitative research literature -- Building tables to summarize literature -- Synthesizing literature prior to writing a review -- Guidelines for writing a first draft -- Guidelines for developing a coherent essay -- Guidelines on style, mechanics, and language usage -- Incorporating feedback and refining the first draft -- Preparing a reference list -- Comprehensive self-editing checklist for refining the final draft
Writing empirical research reports : a basic guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences by Fred Pyrczak, Randall R. BruceContents: Structuring a research report -- Writing simple research hypotheses -- A closer look at hypotheses -- Writing research objectives and questions -- Writing titles -- Writing introductions and literature reviews -- Writing definitions -- Writing assumptions, limitations, and delimitations -- Writing method sections -- Describing experimental methods -- Writing analysis and results sections -- Writing discussion sections -- Writing abstracts -- A closer look at writing reports of qualitative research -- Preparing references lists -- References -- Appendix A. Checklist of guidelines -- Appendix B. Thinking straight and writing that way -- Appendix C. The null hypothesis and significance testing
Call Number: Geisel Floor6, LB2369 .P97 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Doing your research project: a guide for first-time researchers. by Judith Bell with Stephen WatersContents: Pt. I Preparing the Ground -- 1.Approaches to Research -- Styles of research -- Action research and the role of practitioner researchers -- Case study -- Survey -- The experimental style -- Ethnography and the ethnographic style of research -- The grounded theory approach -- Narrative inquiry and stories -- Which approach? -- Laying the Groundwork Checklist -- Further reading -- 2.Planning the Project -- Selecting a topic -- Getting started -- The purpose of the study -- Hypotheses, objectives and researchable questions -- Working title and the project outline -- Timing -- Supervision -- Student-supervisor relationships -- Codes of practice for supervision -- Change of supervisor -- Keeping records of supervisory tutorials -- The research experience -- Writing as you go along and the research diary -- Planning the Project Checklist -- Further reading -- 3.Ethics and Integrity In Research --
Conducting educational research: guide to completing a major project by Daniel J. BoudahContents: Research in education -- Identifying a research problem and question, and searching relevant literature -- Understanding relevant literature and writing a literature review -- Issues in validity and reliability -- Designing and conducting experimental research -- Designing and conducting qualitative research -- Designing and conducting descriptive research -- Creating a research proposal -- Analyzing and interpreting experimental research -- Analyzing and interpreting qualitative data -- Analyzing and interpreting descriptive research -- Writing research reports -- Appendix A: Organizations that support educational research -- Appendix B: Using Microsoft Excel to analyze data -- Glossary
Call Number: Geisel Floor6, LB1028 .B624 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Interviewing As Qualitative Research: a guide for researchers in education and the social sciences by Irving SeidmanContents: 1. Why interview? -- 2. A structure for in-depth, phenomenological interviewing -- 3. Proposing research: from mind to paper to action -- 4. Establishing access to, making contact with, and selecting participants -- 5. The path to institutional review boards and informed consent -- 6. Technique isn't everything, but it is a lot -- 7. Interviewing as a relationship -- 8. Analyzing, interpreting, and sharing interview material -- 9. The ethics of doing good work
Methods Matter: improving causal inference in educational and social science research by Richard J. Murnane; John B. WillettContents: The challenge for educational research -- The importance of theory -- Designing research to address causal questions -- Investigator-designed randomized experiments -- Challenges in designing, implementing, and learning from randomized experiments -- Statistical power and sample size -- Experimental research when participants are clustered within intact groups -- Using natural experiments to provide "arguably exogenous" treatment variability -- Estimating causal effects using a regression-discontinuity approach -- Introducing instrumental-variables estimation -- Using IVE to recover the treatment effect in a quasi-experiment -- Dealing with bias in treatment effects estimated from nonexperimental data -- Methodological lessons from the long quest -- Substantive lessons and new questions
Call Number: Geisel Floor6, LB1028 .M86 2011
Publication Date: 2011
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