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Research in Education and Psychology

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Research in Education and Psychology explains how the application of research principle can make learning more effective and result-oriented. It tries to blend research with classroom teaching and to uplift the idea of practical knowledge. Divided into two parts, the book begins by introducing research, research process, methods and parameters of quality research and moves on to discuss various data analysis and representation techniques.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Contents
  4. Preface
  5. Part I: Introduction to Educational and Psychological Research
    1. Chapter 1. Introduction to Research
      1. Meaning of Research
      2. Concept and Definition of Research
      3. Nature and General Characteristics of Research
      4. Meaning and Concept of Educational Research
      5. Broad Approaches of Research
      6. Pre-requisites for Research
      7. Forms of Educational Research
      8. Need and Importance of Research in Education
      9. Role and Significance of Research in Education
      10. Scientific Method
      11. Summary
      12. Key Words
      13. References
      14. Additional Readings
    2. Chapter 2. Selecting Research Problems
      1. Identification of Research Problems
      2. Selection of a Problem
      3. Sources of Problems
      4. Criteria for Selection of a Problem
      5. Areas of Educational Research
      6. Priority Areas of Educational Research in India
      7. Major Areas in Educational Research
      8. General Research Problems in Education
      9. Summary
      10. Key Words
      11. References
      12. Additional Readings
    3. Chapter 3. Preparing a Research Proposal
      1. Formulation of a Research Problem
      2. Illustrative Research Proposals
      3. Summary
      4. Key Words
      5. References
      6. Additional Readings
    4. Chapter 4. Review of Related Literature
      1. Meaning of Related Literature
      2. Importance of Related Literature
      3. Identification of Related Literature
      4. Need for Review of Related Literature
      5. Review of Related Literature
      6. Principle of Review of Related Literature
      7. Sources of Related Literature
      8. Sources for Survey of Related Literature
      9. Use of Library
      10. Some Important Reference Materials
      11. Sources of Information
      12. Card Catalogue in the Library
      13. Library Classification Systems
      14. Research Periodicals
      15. Abstracts
      16. Theses and Dissertations
      17. Newspapers and Pamphlets
      18. Government Documents
      19. Monographs
      20. Computer-generated Reference Materials
      21. Summary
      22. Key Words
      23. References
      24. Additional Readings
    5. Chapter 5. Research Process
      1. Paradigm of Research Process
      2. Identification and Definition of a Problem
      3. Evaluation of the Problem
      4. Survey of Relevant Information
      5. Formulation of Hypotheses
      6. Construction of Hypotheses
      7. Sources of Hypotheses
      8. Qualities of a Hypothesis
      9. Importance of Hypotheses
      10. Types of Hypotheses
      11. Forms of Hypotheses
      12. Necessity of Null Hypothesis
      13. Criteria for Judging the Value of a Hypothesis
      14. Criteria for a Good Hypothesis
      15. Testing of Hypotheses
      16. Collection of Data
      17. Analysis of Data
      18. Conclusion
      19. Summary
      20. Key Words
      21. References
      22. Additional Readings
    6. Chapter 6. Sampling
      1. Purpose of Sampling Technique
      2. Meaning and Concept of Sampling
      3. Bases of Samplingm
      4. Need for Sampling
      5. Characteristics of a Good Sample
      6. Uses of Sampling
      7. Steps in a Sampling Procedure
      8. Advantages of Sampling
      9. Disadvantages of Sampling
      10. Important Concepts Related to Sampling
      11. Advantages of Sampling over Complete Census
      12. Types of Sampling
      13. Probability Sampling
      14. Non-probability Sampling Procedures
      15. Sample Size
      16. Summary
      17. Key Words
      18. References
      19. Additional Readings
    7. Chapter 7. Research Methods
      1. General Methodology Classification
      2. The Historical Method
      3. Descriptive Research
      4. Clinical Research and Case Studies
      5. Genetic or Developmental Studies
      6. The Experimental Method
      7. Experimental Designs
      8. Summary
      9. Key Words
      10. References
      11. Additional Readings
    8. Chapter 8. Qualitative Research
      1. Concept of Qualitative Research
      2. Meaning and Definition of Qualitative Research
      3. Difference Between Quantitative and Qualitative Research
      4. Features of Qualitative Research
      5. Themes of Qualitative Research
      6. Strategies or Techniques of Qualitative Research
      7. Data Collection Techniques in Qualitative Research
      8. Data Analysis in Qualitative Research
      9. Summary
      10. Key Words
      11. References
      12. Additional Readings
    9. Chapter 9. Tools and Techniques of Research
      1. Data Collection and Tools
      2. Types of Research Tools
      3. Tools Used in Qualitative Research
      4. Computer as a Tool of Research
      5. Audio Tapes
      6. Video Tapes
      7. Photographs
      8. Artefacts
      9. Diagrams
      10. Drawings and Paintings
      11. Cognitive Maps
      12. Summary
      13. Key Words
      14. References
      15. Additional Readings
    10. Chapter 10. Construction and Procedure of Research Tools
      1. Planning the Construction of Tools
      2. Identifying Learning Outcomes
      3. Defining Objectives in Specific Terms
      4. Outlining Subject Matter Content
      5. Preparing a Table of Specifications
      6. Using Table of Specifications
      7. Preparing the Test
      8. Item Analysis
      9. Validity
      10. Norms
      11. Characteristics of Standardized Tests
      12. Tools of Research
      13. Questionnaire
      14. Interview Method
      15. Schedule Method
      16. Rating Scale
      17. Achievement Test
      18. Checklist
      19. Inventories
      20. Summary
      21. Key Words
      22. References
      23. Additional Readings
    11. Chapter 11. New Approaches to Educational Research
      1. Heuristic Research
      2. Phenomenological Research
      3. Differences Between Phenomenological Research and Heuristic Research
      4. Interdisciplinary Research
      5. Ethnographical Studies
      6. Policy Research
      7. Intervention Studies
      8. Baseline Studies
      9. Summary
      10. Key Words
      11. References
      12. Additional Readings
    12. Chapter 12. Research Report
      1. Meaning of Research Report
      2. Steps of Writing a Research Report
      3. Style and Format of Writing Research Report
      4. Typing of Research Report
      5. Proofreading of Final Draft of Research Report
      6. Binding and Submission of Research Report
      7. Evaluation of Research Report
      8. Brief Summary of Research Report
      9. Format
      10. Executive Summary
      11. Style and Language
      12. Mechanics
      13. Summary
      14. Key Words
      15. References
      16. Additional Readings
  6. Part II: Data Analysis
    1. Chapter 13. Descriptive Data Analysis
      1. Statistical Analysis
      2. Normal Distribution
      3. Measures of Relationship
      4. List of Factorial Studies
      5. Evaluation of Factor Analytical Approach
      6. Summary
      7. Key Words
      8. References
      9. Additional Readings
    2. Chapter 14. Inferential Data Analysis
      1. Parametric Treatment of Data
      2. Analysis of Variance
      3. Non-parametric Tests
      4. Correlational Analysis
      5. Chi-square Test χ2
      6. Summary
      7. Key Words
      8. References
      9. Additional Readings
    3. Chapter 15. Computer Data Analysis
      1. Data Organization in Computer System
      2. Computer Data Analysis
      3. Summary
      4. Key Words
      5. References
      6. Additional Readings
  7. Appendix A
  8. Appendix B
  9. Appendix C
  10. Appendix D
  11. Appendix E
  12. Bibliography
  13. Copyright