Handbook of Quantitative Methods for Educational Research

  • Timothy Teo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Measurement Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark Wilson, Perman Gochyyev
      Pages 3-30
    3. Ze Wang, Steven J. Osterlind
      Pages 31-44
    4. Xitao Fan, Shaojing Sun
      Pages 45-67
  3. Methods of Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Ken Kelley, Jocelyn H. H. Bolin
      Pages 71-101
    3. Christine Distefano, Diana Mindrila
      Pages 103-122
    4. Lisa L. Harlow, Sunny R. Duerr
      Pages 123-143
    5. Brian F. French, Hason C. Immekus, Hsiao-Ju Yen
      Pages 145-165
    6. W. Holmes finch
      Pages 167-186
    7. Jason W. Osborne, Shevaun D. Neupert
      Pages 187-198
    8. D. Betsy mccoach, John P. Madura, Karen E. Rambohernandez, Ann A. O’connell, Megan E. Welsh
      Pages 199-231
    9. Spyros Konstantopoulos
      Pages 231-246
    10. Mauricio Salgado, Nigel Gilbert
      Pages 247-265
    11. James Hall, Pamela Sammons
      Pages 267-286
  4. Structural Equation Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Matthew W. Gallagher, Timothy A. Brown
      Pages 289-314
    3. Daniel A. Sass, Thomas A. Schmitt
      Pages 315-345
    4. George A. Marcoulides, Ronald H. Heck
      Pages 347-366

About this book

Introduction

As part of their research activities, researchers in all areas of education develop measuring instruments, design and conduct experiments and surveys, and analyze data resulting from these activities. Educational research has a strong tradition of employing state-of-the-art statistical and psychometric (psychological measurement) techniques. Commonly referred to as quantitative methods, these techniques cover a range of statistical tests and tools. Quantitative research is essentially about collecting numerical data to explain a particular phenomenon of interest. Over the years, many methods and models have been developed to address the increasingly complex issues that educational researchers seek to address. This handbook serves to act as a reference for educational researchers and practitioners who desire to acquire knowledge and skills in quantitative methods for data analysis or to obtain deeper insights from published works. Written by experienced researchers and educators, each chapter in this handbook covers a methodological topic with attention paid to the theory, procedures, and the challenges on the use of that particular methodology. It is hoped that readers will come away from each chapter with a greater understanding of the methodology being addressed as well as an understanding of the directions for future developments within that methodological area.

Keywords

educational research handbook quantitative methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy Teo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AucklandNew Zealand

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