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WEB RESOURCES

Organized by Chapters

 

PART 1 INTRODUCTION

 

Introduction to Educational Research

Philosophy of science links

http://www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr/Links/links.htm

On-Line Research Books

Research methods textbook written by a program evaluation methodologist: http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/

On-line research methods book written by a medical researcher: http://www.epidemiolog.net/evolving/TableOfContents.htm

An on-line research methods book on How to Read a Medical Journal Article: http://www.childrens-mercy.org/stats/journal.asp

On-Line Materials for Printed Books

Materials for the psychological methods book titled Experimental Design Explained: http://spsp.clarion.edu/mm/RDE3/start/default.html

Glossaries

Our educational research glossary:

http://www.southalabama.edu/coe/bset/johnson/dr_johnson/2glossary.htm

Glossary of evaluation terms: http://ec.wmich.edu/glossary/

Another glossary of evaluation terms: http://oerl.sri.com/gloss.html

Dictionary on epidemiology: http://www.swintons.net/jonathan/Academic/glossary.html

Research Associations

American Educational Research Association: http://www.aera.net/

American Evaluation Association: http://www.eval.org/

American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/

American Sociological Association: http://www.asanet.org/

American Anthropological Association: http://www.aaanet.org/

National Council on Measurement in Education: http://www.ncme.org/

Society for Research in Child Development: http://www.srcd.org/

Philosophy of Science Association: http://philosophy.wisc.edu/PSA/Default.htm

The American Philosophical Association: http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/

Program evaluation links

Evaluation resources: http://www.eval.org/EvaluationLinks/links.htm

American Evaluation Association: http://www.eval.org/

Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation: http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/jc/

On-Line Evaluation Resource Library: http://oerl.sri.com/

Glossary of evaluation terms: http://oerl.sri.com/gloss.html

Free evaluation resources on the web: http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/

The Evaluation Center: http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/

Here is a two volume set Evaluation Handbook available on line

Vol 1: http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/RED/EVAL/handbook/handbook.htm

Vol 2: http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/REC/pubs/NSF97-153/start.htm

Traditional scientific method

A physicist's view:

http://teacher.nsrl.rochester.edu/phy_labs/AppendixE/AppendixE.html

A biologist's view:

http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/sci_meth.htm

Questions about the traditional scientific method: http://home.xnet.com/~blatura/skep_1.html

Other general research sources

Lots of links for research methods:

http://www.vanguard.edu/faculty/ddegelman/amoebaweb/index.cfm?doc_id=853

Research and statistics:

http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/education/edstat/new_resource.mhtml

Measurement and evaluation links:

http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/education/edmeas/resources.html

 

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research

Quantitative Research

Here is the site for Larry Christensen's (my coauthor) book, which is now in its ninth edition:

http://wps.ablongman.com/ab_christen_expmethod_9

Research methods textbook written by a program evaluation methodologist: http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/

Statistical methods glossary: http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html

Another statistical methods glossary: http://www.cas.lancs.ac.uk/glossary_v1.1/main.html

Qualitative Research

These URLs provide lots of qualitative links:

http://www.qualitativeresearch.uga.edu/QualPage/

http://cpdept.antiochne.edu/CPDegrees/qualresearch.html

http://kerlins.net/bobbi/research/qualresearch/

http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/web.html

Mixed Research

Mixed research page: http://www.fiu.edu/~bridges/

Mixed research methods glossary:

http://www.fiu.edu/~bridges/glossary.htm

Qualitative research glossary:

http://www.audiencedialogue.org/gloss-qual.html

This is an on-line book titled "User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations": http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/REC/pubs/NSF97-153/start.htm

Qualitative tools for mixed research:

http://www.npi.ucla.edu/qualquant/

PART 2 QUANTITATIVE, QUALITATIVE, AND MIXED RESEARCH

Developing Research Questions and Proposal Preparation

Coming up with hypotheses: http://spsp.clarion.edu/mm/RDE3/C2/C2Menu.html

ERIC :

http://ericae.net/

The elements of a proposal:

http://www.emory.edu/EDUCATION/mfp/proposal.html

APA writing style links:

http://www.apastyle.org/faqs.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html

Harvard's page on writing research papers:

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~writing/links.html

Note: for more links on writing research reports, go to chapter 18.

Research Ethics

American Educational Research Association Code of Ethics:

http://www.aera.net/about/policy/ethics.htm

Society for Research in Child Development Code of Ethics:

http://www.srcd.org/about.html#standards

Office of Research Integrity:

http://ori.dhhs.gov/

The online ethics center:

http://onlineethics.org/index.html/

Articles on ethics:

http://venus.soci.niu.edu/~jthomas/ethics/ethics.html

Office for human research protections:

http://ohrp.osophs.dhhs.gov/index.htm

Philosophy of ethics:

http://ethics.acusd.edu/

Ethics glossary:

http://ethics.acusd.edu/Glossary.html

Ethics in testing and measurement:

http://www.natd.org/Code_of_Professional_Responsibilities.html

American Psychological Association Code of Ethics:

http://www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html

American Sociological Association Code of Ethics:

http://www.asanet.org/members/ecoderev.html

American Anthropological Association Code of Ethics: http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm

Canadian Code of Conduct for Research Involving Human Participants:

http://www.ethics.ubc.ca/code/

Poynter Center ethics materials:

http://poynter.indiana.edu/index.shtml

Discussions of ethical issues in research in cyberspace:

http://www.aaas.org/spp/dspp/sfrl/projects/intres/main.htm

A book entitled On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research:

http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/obas/

PART 3 FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH

Standardized Measurement and Assessment

How to locate published and unpublished tests:

http://ericae.net/testcol.htm

National Council on Measurement in Education:

http://www.ncme.org/

Frequently asked measurement questions:

http://www.creative.net.au/mirrors/neural/measurement.html

Glossary of measurement terms:

http://www.hemweb.com/library/glossary.htm

ERIC glossary of measurement terms:

http://ericae.net/edo/ed315430.htm

How to evaluate a standardized test:

http://ericae.net/seltips.txt

The Joint Committee on Testing Practices:

http://www.apa.org/science/jctpweb.html

Search the AERA archives on any measurement or testing concept:

http://lists.asu.edu/archives/aera?d.html

Measurement resources:

http://www.aahe.org/assessment/web.htm

ETS (Educational Testing Service):

http://www.ets.org/

Here are a series of links you can use to locate tests and other measurement instruments from Table 5.8

Measurement Excellence Initiative (Click on find an instrument):

http://www.measurementexperts.org/index.asp

Online evaluation resource library:

http://oerl.sri.com/instruments/instruments.html

ERIC/AE Test Locator and ETS Test File:

http://ericae.net/testcol.htm#ETSTF

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements Test Review Locator:

http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp

Educational Testing Service Database:

http://www.ets.org/testcoll/

Center for Equity and Excellence in Education Test Database:

http://ericae.net/eac/

The Evaluation Center Database:

http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/ess.html

and

The Evaluation Center's instrument exchange:

http://141.218.173.232:120/xchange/

Methods of Data Collection

Excellent free guide on questionnaire and interview protocol construction:

http://www.spss.com/uk/SurveyTips.pdf

Free brochures explaining survey research:

http://www.amstat.org/sections/srms/whatsurvey.html

Free handbook on mixed methods data collection:

http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/REC/pubs/NSF97-153/start.htm

Survey research materials at Don Dillman's website:

http://survey.sesrc.wsu.edu/dillman

AERA Special Interest Group on Survey Research:

http://www.as.ysu.edu/~gunapala/surveyed/index.htm

Writing questionnaires:

http://www.bts.gov/smart/cat/wp10.html

Here is a site that helps you write a questionnaire:

http://www.zoomerang.com/

Link to archived research data:

http://www.stat.lsa.umich.edu/~faraway/data.html

The Buros Institute:

http://www.unl.edu/buros/

Link to the largest archive of empirical research data that I know of: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/index.html

Search here for secondary data:

http://odwin.ucsd.edu/idata/

Federal statistics:

http://www.fedstats.gov/

The Census Bureau:

http://www.census.gov/

Evaluation data collection instruments:

http://141.218.173.232:120/xchange/default.htf

Sampling

Here is a program that can be used for random selection and random assignment:

http://www.randomizer.org/

Here is a program for random assignment:

http://www.graphpad.com/quickcalcs/randomize1.cfm

Here is a sample size calculator:

http://www.surveysystem.com/sscalc.htm

Download free G-Power Program to determine sample size needed:

http://www.psycho.uni-duesseldorf.de/aap/projects/gpower/how_to_use_gpower.html

Frequently asked questions:

http://www.ssisamples.com/ssi.x2o$ssi_gen.faq_overview

Table 7.1 Survey Research Center Links:

http://www.isr.umich.edu/src

http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/

http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~psrc

http://statlab.stat.yale.edu

http://www.indiana.edu/~csr/

http://www2.irss.unc.edu/irss/home.asp

http://filebox.vt.edu/centers/survey/index.html

http://members.bellatlantic.net/~abelson

http://www.ku.edu/cwis/units/coms2/po/

http://gallup.com

http://www.surveysampling.com/ssi_home.html

http://www.aapor.org

http://www.ncpp.org

Validity of Research Results

Bill Trochim's lecture on internal validity:

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/intval.htm

Discussion on internal validity:

http://www2.chass.ncsu.edu/garson/pa765/validity.htm

Tutorials on internal validity:

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/tutorial/hussain/page1.htm

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/intval.htm

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/tutorial/burns/int.html

Search here for discussions of research validity and measurement validity:

http://lists.asu.edu/archives/aera-d.html

Internal validity based on Campbell and Stanley 1963:

http://server.bmod.athabascau.ca/html/Validity/

Search these archives for discussions of validity in qualitative research:

http://listserv.uga.edu/archives/qualrs-l.html

More links to validity in qualitative research:

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/qualval.htm

http://hosting.uaa.alaska.edu/afdsw/qualvald/

http://www.qmuc.ac.uk/psych/RTrek/study_notes/web/sn5.htm

PART 4 SELECTING A RESEARCH METHOD

Experimental Research

Bill Trochim's lecture on experimental design:

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/DESEXPER.HTM

Factorial Designs:

http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/factorial_ANOVA.html

More of Bill Trochim's links:

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/tutorial/tutorial.htm

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/design.htm

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/expfact2.htm

Another useful from a publisher:

http://www.wadsworth.com/psychology_d/templates/student_resources/workshops/workshops.html

Quasi-Experimental and Single-Case Designs

Bill Trochim's lecture on quasi-experiments:

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/quasiexp.htm

A site that focuses on single-case designs:

http://www.unlv.edu/faculty/pjones/singlecase/scsadsgn.htm

Material from a text written by a Psychologist:

http://spsp.clarion.edu/mm/RDE3/C11/Ch11Menu.html

See movies from this journal publishing single case studies:

http://www.envmed.rochester.edu/wwwvgl/jeab_movies/jeab_movies.htm

Another journal publishing single case studies:

http://www.envmed.rochester.edu/wwwrap/behavior/jaba/jabahome.htm

Some more Trochim links:

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/quasioth.htm

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/advquasi.htm

Regression Discontinuity Design:

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/quasird.htm

Nonexperimental Quantitative Research

Search here for information on structural equation (i.e., causal) modeling:

http://bama.ua.edu/archives/semnet.html

Program evaluation links:

http://www.eval.org/EvaluationLinks/links.htm

Bill Trochim's discussion of the time dimension in research: http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/KB/timedim.htm

Get free student software doing causal modeling (AMOS):

http://www.smallwaters.com/amos/

See the chapter at this site on causal inference:

http://www.epidemiolog.net/evolving/TableOfContents.htm

See section 1.2.4 on observational research:

http://www.childrens-mercy.org/stats/journal.asp

Intervening/mediating variables:

http://users.rcn.com/dakenny/mediate.htm

Qualitative Research

Qualitative research glossary:

http://www.audiencedialogue.org/gloss-qual.html

The Grounded Theory Institute:

http://www.groundedtheory.com/

The Library of Congress Resources in Ethnographic Studies page:

http://www.lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/other.html

Webpage of an important writer in phenomenology, Max Van Manen:

http://www.ualberta.ca/~vanmanen/

Case studies page:

http://writing.colostate.edu/references/research/casestudy/pop2b.cfm

An excellent source for links:

http://www.qualitativeresearch.uga.edu/QualPage/

More links:

http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/web.html

Another extensive list of resources:

http://www.oit.pdx.edu/~kerlinb/qualresearch/

Search the archives of an international qualitative research discussion group:

http://listserv.uga.edu/archives/qualrs-l.html

Listen to one of the founders of grounded theory:

http://www.groundedtheory.com/vidseries1.html

Grounded theory links:

http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Lab/1491/gtm-12.en.html

List of journals that publish qualitative research:

http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/calls.html

Historical Research

Award winning site on doing history:

http://www.dohistory.org

Oral history links:

http://library.ucsc.edu/reg-hist/ohprimer.html

http://omega.dickinson.edu/organizations/oha/

http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/1minute.html

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/oral/

http://www.ucc.uconn.edu/~cohadm01/

http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/ohonline/

Historical argument:

http://www.admin.northpark.edu/dkoeller/Classes/Basics/HistArg.html

Modern History Sourcebook:

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html

Using historical sources:

http://campus.northpark.edu/history/Classes/Basics/UsingSources.html

Link to resources on historical methods:

http://fiat.gslis.utexas.edu/~palmquis/courses/historical.htm

Historical research associations and other sources:

http://www.oah.org/announce/links.html

Examples from Education Week of how the past is linked to the present in educational issues:

http://www.edweek.org/ew/1999/32debate.h18

http://www.edweek.org/ew/1999/40assess.h18

Mixed Method and Mixed Model Research

Mixed research methods glossary:

http://www.fiu.edu/~bridges/glossary.htm

Mixed research page: http://www.fiu.edu/~bridges/

This is an on-line book titled "User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations": http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/REC/pubs/NSF97-153/start.htm

Qualitative tools for mixed research:

http://www.npi.ucla.edu/qualquant/

Here is a book we recommend:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0761920730/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-7323770-5029565#reader-link
PART 5 ANALYZING THE DATA

Descriptive Statistics

The web resources for this chapter are listed under Chapter 16: Inferential Statistics.

Inferential Statistics

Demonstrations of statistical concepts:

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/stat_sim/index.html

http://www.anu.edu.au/nceph/surfstat/surfstat-home/applets.html

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/rvls.html

http://wise.cgu.edu/appletsf.shtml

A special issue of the journal Research in the Schools that was devoted to the controversy over using significance testing:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/d/m/dmr/sigtest/sigtest.htm

Explanations of most of the concepts discussed in this chapter:

http://www.cas.lancs.ac.uk/glossary_v1.1/main.html

You can look up concepts beyond this chapter here:

http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html

Guide for selecting appropriate statistics:

http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/selstat/ssstart.htm

Effect size indicators:

http://www.coe.tamu.edu/~bthompson/effect.html

http://cem.dur.ac.uk/ebeuk/research/effectsize/ESguide.htm

An excellent on-line statistics textbook:

http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html

Here is a link to several on-line statistics textbooks: http://my.execpc.com/~helberg/statistics.html#books

Lots of statistics links:

http://wise.cgu.edu

http://wise.cgu.edu/linksf.shtml

Link for sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and p-values:

http://www.gen.umn.edu/faculty_staff/delmas/stat_tools/index.htm

Search here for discussion on statistical concepts:

http://jse.stat.ncsu.edu/archives/edstat/search.phtml

List of discussion groups on statistics:

http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/disgroups.html

http://216.171.161.106/discussiongroups.htm

More on-line statistics books:

http://home.stat.ucla.edu/textbook/

http://www.psychstat.smsu.edu/sbk00.htm

Sample size and power program calculators:

http://www.psycho.uni-duesseldorf.de/aap/projects/gpower/

http://www.health.ucalgary.ca/%7Erollin/stats/ssize/index.html

http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/%7Erlenth/Power/

http://calculators.stat.ucla.edu/powercalc/

http://www.surveysystem.com/sscalc.htm

http://www.childrens-mercy.org/stats/size.asp

http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Online/power/

On-line sources related to inferential statistics: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/RelatedSources/sources.html

Bruce Thompson's homepage (includes useful references on statistics and measurement):

http://www.coe.tamu.edu/~bthompson/

Go here for definitions of statistics terms:

http://www.cmh.edu/stats/

More statistical methods resources:

http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/StatResource.html

http://my.execpc.com/~helberg/statistics.html

Free statistics software:

http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/soft.html

Descriptive statistical data:

http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/statsnew.html

Data Analysis in Qualitative Research

List of software:

http://www.qualitativeresearch.uga.edu/QualPage/qda.html

Links to qualitative data analysis sites:

http://www.slais.ubc.ca/resources/research_methods/qualitat.htm

Memoing:

http://www.vlsm.org/gnm/gnm-gtm3.html

Content analysis:

http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwcom/content.html

For more links, look under Chapter 12: Qualitative Research.

PART 6 WRITING THE RESEARCH REPORT

Preparation of the Research Report

William Strunk's famous and very useful Elements of Style:

http://www.bartleby.com/141/

http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html

Writing a research paper:

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~writing/links.html

http://www.researchpaper.com/

http://www.esc.edu/htmlpages/writer/menu.htm

http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/tse-portal/

APA style:

http://www.apastyle.org/faqs.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html

http://spsp.clarion.edu/mm/RDE3/C14/C14.html#APAStyle

http://www.beadsland.com/weapas/

Reporting guidelines for Method section in APA style:

http://www.apa.org/journals/amp/amp548594.html

Important paper on APA statistical guidelines:

http://www.apa.org/journals/amp/amp548594.html

Plagiarism:

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/plagiarism.html

http://www.writing.nwu.edu/tips/plag.html

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~writing/plagiarism%2003.htm

Common writing errors:

http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/wrerrors/wrerrors.html

http://www.humanities.ualberta.ca/amorrison/en101/handouts/hand2.htm

http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/CommonErrors.html

Help with grammar:

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/

Writing links:

http://www.library.ualberta.ca/reference/writing/index.cfm

Dictionaries:

http://www.bartleby.com/61/

http://www.m-w.com/

http://www.yourdictionary.com/

http://www.welch.jhu.edu/reference/

http://www.yourdictionary.com/

Thesaurus:

http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.html