Educational Research

Ethical issues in literacy research

Ethical issues in literacy research

by Carole S. Rhodes; Kenneth Weiss

callnumbericon  LC 149 E84 2013       ED-61631

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2013

Summary:   Literacy educators and researchers at all stages of their careers face ethical issues whenever they embark on research studies. In this book experienced literacy researchers identify and address multi-faceted, multi-dimensional ethical issues related to conducting studies in school, home, community, and virtual settings and share actions taken when faced with ethical dilemmas in their own investigations. Each chapter addresses a specific literacy research ethical issue. Part I focuses on conducting research in settings such as schools or literacy clinics. Part Two addresses research with pre-service teachers in college/university and school settings. Part Three looks at research in virtual worlds and online environments. Pedagogical features in each chapter engage readers in making connections between what they are reading and their own teaching and learning situations: A vignette to help readers understand the issue; pre-reading questions; background information drawn from current research literature; suggested engagement activities; chapter summary.

Handbook of social and emotional learning research and practice

Handbook of social and emotional learning : research and practice

by Joseph A. Durlak; Celene E. Domitrovich; Roger P. Weissberg; Thomas P. Gullotta; James P. Comer

callnumbericon LB 1072 H36 2015       ED-61638

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, 2015

Summary:     The burgeoning multidisciplinary field of social and emotional learning now has a comprehensive and definitive handbook covering all aspects of research, practice, and policy. The prominent editors and contributors describe state-of-the-art intervention and prevention programs designed to build students' skills for managing emotions, showing concern for others, making responsible decisions, and forming positive relationships.- From back cover.

How to do your dissertation in geography and related disciplines

How to do your dissertation in geography and related disciplines

by A. J. Parsons; Peter Knight

callnumbericon LB 2369 P375 2015       ED-61641

Edition: 3rd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015

Summary:   This book provides undergraduates with a step-by-step guide to successfully carrying out an independent research project or dissertation. The book addresses each stage of the project by answering the questions that a student is likely to ask as the work progresses from choosing the subject area and planning the data collection through to producing illustrations and writing the final report. Most undergraduates in geography and related disciplines are required to undertake individual projects as part of their degree course; this book is a source of constructive, practical advice. This new third edition continues the tradition of friendly, well-informed but informal support, and continues to focus on answering the specific questions that students typically ask at each stage of the project. The new edition brings the text completely up to date by taking into account changes within the discipline and changes in the ways that students work. New digital media, social networking, mobile technology, e-journals, anti-plagiarism software, ethics approval rules and risk assessments are among the issues that this new edition takes into account. The new edition also broadens the book's appeal by extending its coverage of the wide range of different approaches to geographical research, with expanded coverage of qualitative research, Geographic Information Systems, and new approaches to research design in both physical and human geographies.

How to write a thesis

How to write a thesis

by Umberto Eco; Caterina Mongiat Farina; Geoff Farina; Francesco Erspamer

callnumbericon LB 2369 E2613 2015       ED-61776

Language: English  

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2015]

Summary:   Eco's approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual. It reads like a novel. It is opinionated. It is frequently irreverent, sometimes polemical, and often hilarious. Eco advises students how to avoid "thesis neurosis" and he answers the important question "Must You Read Books?" He reminds students "You are not Proust" and "Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft." Of course, there was no Internet in 1977, but Eco's index card research system offers important lessons about critical thinking and information curating for students of today who may be burdened by Big Data."--Publisher's description

Implementation monitoring process evaluation

Implementation monitoring & process evaluation

by Ruth P. Saunders

callnumbericon RA 440.4 S28 2016       ED-61521

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2016]

Summary:     This book examines the topic comprehensively through four phases: implementation planning; planning for implementation monitoring; carrying out the implementation monitoring plan; and summarizing, reporting and using the results. The book aims to develop students' skills in program evaluation, specifically in implementation monitoring. An extended case study of a health education program working with teenage girls is referred to throughout the book, providing a useful example appropriate to courses in education, health promotion, social work, public policy, or community studies. A "Your Turn" feature in each chapter helps the reader apply the material to their own area of study. The book will be ideal as a primary text for an implementation monitoring course or as a supplemental text in a broader program evaluation course.

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