How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. The text covers the most widely used research methodologies and discusses each step in the research process in detail. Step-by-step analysis of real research studies provides students with practical examples of how to prepare their work and read that of others. End-of-chapter problem sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and information on how to prepare research proposals and reports make it appropriate both for courses that focus on doing research and for those that stress how to read and understand research. The authors' writing is simple and direct and the presentations enhanced with clarifying examples, summarizing charts, tables and diagrams, numerous illustrations of key concepts and ideas, and a friendly two-color design.
Jack R. Fraenkel is currently Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Director of the Research and Development Center, School of Education, San Francisco State University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and has taught courses in research methodology for more than twenty years. His current work centers around advising and assisting faculty and students in the generation and development of research endeavors. Norman E. Wallen is Professor Emeritus of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education at San Francisco State University, where he taught from 1966 to 1992. An experienced researcher, he received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and taught courses in statistics and research design to master's and doctoral students for many years. His current work focuses on strategies for the recruitment and retention of at-risk students.