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Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research

Edited by: Judith L. Green , Gregory Camilli , Patricia B. Elmore , Audra Skukauskaiti , Elizabeth Grace

Print publication date:  April  2006
Online publication date:  January  2012

Print ISBN: 9780805859324
eBook ISBN: 9780203874769
Adobe ISBN: 9781135283315

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Published for the American Educational Research Association by Routledge.

The Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research is a successor volume to AERA's earlier and highly acclaimed editions of Complementary Methods for Research in Education. More than any book to date (including its predecessors), this new volume brings together the wide range of research methods used to study education and makes the logic of inquiry for each method clear and accessible. Each method is described in detail, including its history, its research design, the questions that it addresses, ways of using the method, and ways of analyzing and reporting outcomes. Key features of this indispensable book include the following:
Foundations Section-Part I is unique among research books. Its three chapters examine common philosophical, epistemological, and ethical issues facing researchers from all traditions, and frames ways of understanding the similarities and differences among traditions. Together they provide a tripartite lens through which to view and compare all research methods.
Comprehensive Coverage-Part II (the heart of the book) presents 35 chapters on research design and analysis. Each chapter includes a brief historical overview of the research tradition, examines the questions that it addresses, and presents an example of how the approach can be used.
Programs of Research-Part III examines how research programs connected to eight specific lines of inquiry have evolved over time. These chapters examine phenomena such as classroom interaction; language research; issues of race, culture, and difference; policy analysis; program evaluation; student learning; and teacher education.
Complementary Methods-As the title suggests, a central mission of this book is to explore the compatibility of different research methods. Which methods can be productively brought together and for what purposes? How and on what scale can they be made compatible and what phenomena are they best suited to explore?
Flexibility-The chapters in Parts II and III are largely independent. Therefore, selected portions of the book can be used in courses devoted to specific research methods and perspectives or to particular areas of education. Likewise, established researchers interested in acquiring new techniques or greater expertise in a given methodology will find this an indispensable reference volume.  
This handbook is appropriate for any of the following audiences: faculty teaching and graduate students studying education research, education researchers and other scholars seeking an accessible overview of state-of-the-art knowledge about specific methods, policy analysts and other professionals needing to better understand research methods, and academic and research libraries serving these audiences.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Philosophies of Educational Research Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Epistemology and Educational Research Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Ethics of Educational Research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Analyzing the Multidimensionality of Texts in Education Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Arts-Based Educational Research Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Case Study Methods Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Cross-Case Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Curriculum Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Data Modeling: Structural Equation Modeling Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Definition and Analysis of Data from Videotape: Some Research Procedures and Their Rationales Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Design Experiments Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Developmental Research: Theory, Method, Design and Statistical Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Discourse-in-Use Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Empirical Bayes Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Estimation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Ethnography Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Finding Patterns with Field Notes Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Generalizability Theory Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Historical Research in Education Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Historical Studies: Groups/Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Interviewing in Educational Research Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Introduction to Measurement Theory Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Item Response Theory Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Linear Regression and Hierarchical Linear Models Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Meta-Analysis: The Quantitative Synthesis of Research Findings Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Microgenetic Method: Current Work and Extensions to Classroom Research Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Multiple Methodology in Education Research Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Narrative Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Philosophical Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Practitioner Inquiry: Blurring the Boundaries of Research and Practice Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Probability and Hypothesis Testing Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Quasi-Experimental Design Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Randomized Experiments in Educational Research Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Representing Qualitative Data Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Research Synthesis: Effect Sizes Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Statistical Graphics: A Guidepost for Scientific Discovery Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Survey Methods in Educational Research Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Survey Sampling Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Language and Literacy Research: Multiple Methods and Perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Official and Unofficial Stories: Getting at the Impact of Policy on Educational Practice Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Policy Analysis: Studying Policy Implementation Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Program Evaluation: A Democratic Practice Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Researching the Complexity of Classroom Interaction Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Researching Race, Culture, and Difference: Epistemological Challenges and Possibilities Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Theoretical and Practical Advances Through Research on Learning Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Programs of Research in Teacher Education Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_index Download PDF
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