This book provides an introduction to using quantitative methods in educational research. The author writes for non-mathematical students, avoiding the use of mathematical formulae wherever possible. No prior knowledge of quantitative methods is needed to use this book. The author's approach features. a realistic approach, using actual databases. an emphasis on the use of effect sizes. a user-friendly approach, based on the latest version of SPSS throughout. The use of two real educational datasets keeps the content relevant, and shows students the imperfections and problems which they will meet in real-life research. The datasets use common international measures and access to the datasets, allowing students to practice and answer the questions that follow each chapter, is available though the book website. This book is for researchers and students studying research methods in education. It is suitable as a main textbook for quantitative methods courses, as well as a resource for researchers in this field.

Introduction to Quantitative Research

What is quantitative research?

Research methods in education (and the other social sciences) are often divided into two main types: quantitative and qualitative methods. This book will discuss one of these two main strands: quantitative methods. In this chapter we will have a look at what is meant by the ...

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