Elements of Inquiry: A Guide for Consumers and Producers of Research

Elements of Inquiry: A Guide for Consumers and Producers of Research by Peter J. Burke

Title: Elements of Inquiry: A Guide for Consumers and Producers of Research
Author: Peter J. Burke
ISBN10: 188458585X
ISBN13: 978-1884585852
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 3, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
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Elements of Inquiry: A Guide for Consumers and Producers of Research by Peter J. Burke


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• Fundamental concepts and rules of research are explained for both consumers and producers of research reports.

• The philosophical basis of research is examined and set forth as the foundation of a formal method of inquiry.

• Clearly presents guidelines for research and demonstrates their use in the design and improvement of programs.

• Provides guidance on what one should do as well as on what one should not to do in conducting research.

• Numerous practical examples amply demonstrate the principles presented in this book.

• End-of-chapter exercises provide an opportunity to apply the constructs discussed in the chapters.

• An Instructor’s Guide is included with your examination copy.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Beginning

Chapter 1: Research As Inquiry

Chapter 2: Consuming Research

Part II The Rules

Chapter 3: The Theoretical Basis of Research

Chapter 4: The Purpose of the Study

Chapter 5: The Design of the Study

Chapter 6: Know the Evidence

Chapter 7: Know the Evidence Source

Chapter 8: Gather the Evidence

Chapter 9: Review the Evidence

Chapter 10: Display the Findings

Chapter 11: Answer the Question

Chapter 12: Determine Closure

Part III Resources

Chapter 13: Research in Action

Chapter 14: Annotated Bibliography

Glossary

Composite Bibliography

Subject Index

Appendix