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Contents Introduction Clifton Conrad and Ronald Serlin PART I: ENGAGING IDEAS: THE CONTEXT OF INQUIRY AND MEANINGFUL PROBLEMS Introduction Clifton Conrad and Ronald Serlin Section One: Exploring the Multiple Purposes of Inquiry and Key Stakeholders Introductory Essay D.C. Phillips 1. Muddying the Waters: The Many Purposes of Educational Inquiry D.C. Phillips 2. What Knowledge Users Want Robert E. Floden 3. Minding the Gap Between Research and Policy-Making David N. Plank and Debbi Harris Section Two: Identifying Meaningful Problems and Approaches to Inquiry Across and Within Fields Introductory Essay John Weidman and Laura Perna 4. All Else is Never Equal: Opportunity Lost and Found on the P-16 Path to College Access Patricia M. McDonough and R. Evely Gildersleeve 5. Studying Teacher Education Programs: Enriching and Enlarging the Inquiry Kenneth Zeichner 6. What are We Tripping On?: Transgressing the Fault Lines in Research on the Preparation of Multicultural Educators Carl Grant and Vonzell Agosto 7. Moving Forward: Ideas for Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships Joyce L. Epstein and Steven B. Sheldon 8. Research on Instruction and Learning in Science: Elaborating the Design Approach Michael Ford and Ellice Forman 9. Learning in Science and Mathematics: The Role of Philosophy, Theory, and Methodology in Shaping our Developing Understanding Juliet A. Baxter and Shirley J. Magnusson 10. Re-Conceptualizing and Re-Centering Research in Special Education Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell and Brian Bottge 11. Discovering Unheard Voices: Explorations in the History of Education, Childhood, and Juvenile Justice Steven Schlossman 12. Counseling Psychology Mary Lee Nelson and Cindy Juntunen 13. Educational Leadership Jane Lindle 14. Socialization of Students in Higher Education: Organizational Perspectives John Weidman 15. Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education: Building Upon and Extending Lines of Inquiry for the Advancement of the Public Good Jason N. Johnson, Clifton F. Conrad, and Laura Perna 16. Comparative Education: An Approach to Educational Inquiry David Phillips PART TWO: ENRICHING INQUIRY THROUGH IDENTIFYING AND ADDRESSING KEY CHALLENGES Introduction Clifton Conrad and Ronald Serlin Section Three: Challenges in Formulating and Framing Meaningful Problems Introductory Essay Daniel K. Lapsley 17. Situating Ourselves and Our Inquiry: A First-Person Account James Youniss 18. Developing and Nurturing Interesting and Researchable Ideas Kathryn R. Wentzel 19. The Challenge of Framing a Problem: What is Your Burning Question? Susan Harter Section Four: Challenges in Preparing for Inquiry Introductory Essay Scott Thomas 20. Light and Shadow in Research Design John P. Bean 21. Conceptualizing and Conducting Meaningful Research Studies in Education Ron Heck 22. Sampling: Rationale and Rigor in Choosing What to Observe Scott Thomas 23. Approaching Rigor in Applied Qualitative Research Doug Toma Section Five: Challenges in Conducting Inquiry Introductory Essay King Beach and Betsy Becker 24. Windows of Possibility: Perspectives on the Construction of Educational Researchers Anna Neumann and Aaron Pallas 25. Constructing Data Kadriye Erickan and Wolff-Michael Roth 26. Constructing Analyses: The Development of Thoughtfulness in Working with Quantitative Methods Michael Seltzer and Mike Rose 27. Constructing Conclusions Betsy Jane Becker, King Beach III, and Mary Kennedy, Section Six: Challenges in Writing, Voice, and Dissemination of Research Introductory Essay Beth Graue 28. Writing in Education Research Beth Graue 29. Experimenting with Voice and Reflexivity in Social Science Texts Elizabeth Creamer 30. Getting the Word Out: Challenges and Opportunities in Explaining Educational Research to the World Gerald Bracey
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Education -- Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.