EDU 8731: Educational Research

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Opposing Viewpoints Education Topics
Articles, statistics and news stories on current educational topics.

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The Library has a microfiche copy of every Dowling dissertation that you can read in the Library. Paper copies are stored off site.

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The Library has a microfiche copy of every Dowling dissertation for library use only. Paper copies are stored off site.

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Find Dissertations

There are a number of ways to search for doctoral dissertations at Dowling.

Dissertations by Dowling Students Dissertations@Dowling
This database will provide full text access to most Dowling dissertations. There will be a gap of some months between when a dissertation is written and when it appears in the database.

Microfiche

The Library has a microfiche copy of every Dowling dissertation that you can read in the Library. Paper copies are stored off site.

Dissertations from Other Institutions [[http://0-search.proquest.com.library.dowling.edu/pqdthss/advanced?accountid=10549|Dissertations & Theses (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Provides full text to dissertations (including Dowling’s) since 1997 in the fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Web Sites

Attaining excellence: A handbook on the standards for the conduct and evaluation of research carried out by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. (1999). Washington, DC: National Education Research Policy & Priorities Board. Find the full text here.

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Citation Styles

This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.

  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
    • NoodleBib demonstration
    • NoodleBib handout
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Citation Styles

This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.

  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
    • NoodleBib demonstration
    • NoodleBib handout
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Periodicals

To stay informed of current issues, see the following journals:

Education Statistics Quarterly

Educational Researcher

Theory Into Practice

You can also go directly to the Journal Locator to determine where other publications are indexed.

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Almanac of American education. (2006). Lanham, MD: Bernan Press. Helps you understand and compare “the quality of U.S. education at the national, state, and county levels.” Using data compiled from the U.S. government and private sources, this volume provides current and historical perspectives on a wide range of topics: school enrollment, per-student expenditures, educational attainment, standardized test sores, and county data. An appendix contains links to useful websites.

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Use handbooks and encyclopedias to gather background information on your topic.

Almanac of American education. (2006). Lanham, MD: Bernan Press.
Helps you understand and compare “the quality of U.S. education at the national, state, and county levels.” Using data compiled from the U.S. government and private sources, this volume provides current and historical perspectives on a wide range of topics: school enrollment, per-student expenditures, educational attainment, standardized test sores, and county data. An appendix contains links to useful websites.\\

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Guthrie, J. W., (Ed.). (2003). Encyclopedia of education. New York: Macmillan Reference USA. This eight-volume set seeks to provide a comprehensive look at the “institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies found in educational practice.” Signed entries are arranged alphabetically and contain brief bibliographies. Indexed.

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Guthrie, J. W., (Ed.). (2003). Encyclopedia of education. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.\\ This eight-volume set seeks to provide a comprehensive look at the “institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies found in educational practice.” Signed entries are arranged alphabetically and contain brief bibliographies. Indexed. \\

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Encyclopedia of educational research. 6 vols. (1992). New York: Macmillan Library Reference. Arranged by topic, these articles provide an overview of various issues, followed by discussion of past research. References are also listed. This is useful for a historical look at specific topics.

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Encyclopedia of educational research. 6 vols. (1992). New York: Macmillan Library Reference.
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Lester, P.E., & Bishop, L.K. (2000). Handbook of tests and measurement in education and the social sciences, 2nd ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc. This reference volume contains summaries and/or instruments of over 120 tests relating to 36 different topic areas, such as communication, mentoring, professional performance, and teacher attitudes. There is also a list of commercial sources (with contact information) for obtaining the tests.

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Lester, P.E., & Bishop, L.K. (2000). Handbook of tests and measurement in education and the social sciences, 2nd ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc.
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Holcomb, Z.C. (2004). Interpreting basic statistics: A guide and workbook based on excerpts from journal articles. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. This slim volume provides excerpts and questions that “allow students to practice interpreting published research results.”

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Holcomb, Z.C. (2004). Interpreting basic statistics: A guide and workbook based on excerpts from journal articles. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
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Holcomb, Z.C. (2006). SPSS basics: Techniques for a first course course in statistics. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. This volume seeks to help students make sense of SPSS, including how to enter data and when/how to use specific statistical procedures.

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Holcomb, Z.C. (2006). SPSS basics: Techniques for a first course course in statistics. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
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Patten, M.L. (2005). Understanding research methods: An overview of the essentials. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. Research methods defined! This book provides a brief overview of various research methods as well as explanations of sampling, measurement, and experimental design. Also includes a chapter on understanding statistics and writing a literature review. This short volume would be a good place to start as you begin the proposal process.

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Patten, M.L. (2005). Understanding research methods: An overview of the essentials. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
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Pyrczak, F. (2005). Evaluating research in academic journals: A practical guide to realistic evaluation. 3rd ed. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. Designed as a guide for those who are learning to evaluate (or need a refresher on evaluating) original research reports. Chapters focus on evaluating titles, instrumentation, analysis and results, and everything in between.

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Pyrczak, F. (2005). Evaluating research in academic journals: A practical guide to realistic evaluation. 3rd ed. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
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Pyrczak, F. (2003). Making sense of statistics: A conceptual overview. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. If numbers give you a headache, this book is for you. The author explains statistics in straight-forward language and illustrates how descriptive and inferential statistics are derived and used.

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Pyrczak, F. (2003). Making sense of statistics: A conceptual overview. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
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Galvan, J.L. (2006). Writing literature reviews: A guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences. Glendale, CA: Pyrczal Publishing. Here you’ll find guidelines for selecting a topic as well as help with analyzing research literature and writing that first draft. The chapter on style and the mechanics of writing is useful, too.

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Galvan, J.L. (2006). Writing literature reviews: A guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences. Glendale, CA: Pyrczal Publishing.
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Glatthorn, A.A., & Joyner, R.L. (2005). Writing the winning thesis or dissertation: A step-by-step guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. The authors “demystify the writing of theses and dissertations” by providing step-by-step guidance, from laying the groundwork to defending the final document.

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Glatthorn, A.A., & Joyner, R.L. (2005). Writing the winning thesis or dissertation: A step-by-step guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
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Pan, M.L. (2004). Preparing literature reviews: Qualitative and quantitative approaches. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. The literature review provides essential background information and puts your research in context. This book will help you decide between qualitative or quantitative reviews as well as determine a topic and write your first draft. The “Checklist of Guidelines” in the back will help keep you on track, and seven model literature reviews are also included.

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Pan, M.L. (2004). Preparing literature reviews: Qualitative and quantitative approaches. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
The literature review provides essential background information and puts your research in context. This book will help you decide between qualitative or quantitative reviews as well as determine a topic and write your first draft. The “Checklist of Guidelines” in the back will help keep you on track, and seven model literature reviews are also included. \\

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Patten, M.L. (2005). Proposing empirical research: A guide to the fundamentals. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. For students “who are writing their first proposals for empirical research.” Begins with a definition of empirical research and includes chapters on proposing methods of instrumentation and analysis. Students may find the exercises helpful for getting started with the research process and can also look to the sample proposals for further guidance. Very user-friendly and can make a seemingly impossible task more manageable and less stressful.

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Patten, M.L. (2005). Proposing empirical research: A guide to the fundamentals. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
For students “who are writing their first proposals for empirical research.” Begins with a definition of empirical research and includes chapters on proposing methods of instrumentation and analysis. Students may find the exercises helpful for getting started with the research process and can also look to the sample proposals for further guidance. Very user-friendly and can make a seemingly impossible task more manageable and less stressful. \\

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Pyrczak, F., & Bruce, R.R. (2003). Writing empirical research reports. 4th ed. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing. Recommended for graduate students working on serious papers as well as those who need to write “research-based term papers that resemble journal articles.” This is not a style manual (you’ll need the APA for that), but a series of guidelines that will help you compose the major elements of a research paper, including formulating a hypothesis and writing a literature review.

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Pyrczak, F., & Bruce, R.R. (2003). Writing empirical research reports. 4th ed. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing.
Recommended for graduate students working on serious papers as well as those who need to write “research-based term papers that resemble journal articles.” This is not a style manual (you’ll need the APA for that), but a series of guidelines that will help you compose the major elements of a research paper, including formulating a hypothesis and writing a literature review. \\

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Periodicals To stay informed of current issues, see the following journals:

Education Statistics Quarterly Educational Researcher Theory into Practice

You can also go directly to the Journal Locator to determine where other publications are indexed.

Books in the Circulating Collection For books you can borrow, try searching the catalog for subjects in your area of interest, such as:

Education—Research Education—Research Methodology Elementary School Administration High Schools Administration School Administrators School Management and Organization

Web Sites for EDU 8731 Attaining excellence: A handbook on the standards for the conduct and evaluation of research carried out by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. (1999). Washington, DC: National Education Research Policy & Priorities Board. Find the full text here.

Writing a Precis. A step-by-step visual guide to the final product from Professor Richard Greenwood at Montgomery County Community College (PA).

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Keyword searches:
look for your keywords anywhere in the catalog description of a book. Usually this search is the broadest as it will pick up even minor mentions of your topic.

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Keyword searches
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Subject Headings. Each book you find will have one or more subject headings in the record. Click on subject headings to find more books on that related subject. .

See these pages for more help on finding books.

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Begin with the search boxes below. For additional articles, these education databases may also be useful.

Education Full Text

ERIC via EBSCO

SAGE Premier

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You will do most of your searching for articles within our subscription databases. These three are good for starters but see the complete list of all our education databases. .

Education Full Text
Look for full text/PDF icons or follow the “findit@Dowling” link to see if a citation’s full text is available through any of our other databases.

ERIC via EBSCO
Look for full text/PDF icons or follow the “findit@Dowling” link to see if a citation’s full text is available through any of our other databases.

SAGE Premier
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Nicol, A.M., & Pexman, P.M. (1999). Presenting your findings: A practical guide for creating tables. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Once you’ve gathered your data, you’ll want to present it in a way that makes sense to your audience. This guide will help you organize your numbers into attractive tables. Includes an alphabetical list of various examples. Reference HA 31 .N53 1999

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Subject Headings. Do a subject search for your boxer: last name, first name. This will find any item that has been assigned their name as a subject heading - meaning that the item is primarily about them.

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We have both print books and ebooks listed in our library catalog. Here are two good ways to search for them:

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Keyword. Looking for a specific person/place/thing? Do a keyword search for your topic with the name or phrase in quotes. This will find you any item in the catalog that has that phrase in its description. Capitalization doesn’t matter but make sure you spell the name right. And look for synonyms and alternate phrases to describe what you’re looking for:

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Ebrary

Ebrary.

Ebrary is a digital collection of scholarly electronic books. These books are available full text and their content is searchable. Additionally you have the option of creating a bookshelf to save books which you may then highlight and annotate.

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

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Writing a Precis.A step-by-step visual guide to the final product from Professor Richard Greenwood at Montgomery County Community College (PA).

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