Learning Sciences Research for Teaching provides educators with a fresh understanding of the use and implications of learning sciences scholarship on their studies and professional preparation. A highly interdisciplinary field, the learning sciences has been expressly focused on the advancement of teaching and learning in today’s schools. This introductory yet cutting-edge resource supports graduate students of teaching, leadership, curriculum, and learning design in research methodology courses as they engage with and evaluate research claims; integrate common methods; and understand experimental, case-based, ethnographic, and design-based research studies. Spanning the learning science’s state-of-the-art approaches, achievements, and developments, the book includes robust, accessible coverage of topics such as professional development, quantitative and qualitative data, learning analytics, validity and integrity, and more.

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Part I: Foundations 1. Opening the conversation 2. Using research in professional development 3. Elementary Statistics 4. Accessing the Research Literature 5. The Research Article 6. Science, social science, and the "post" discourses 7. Validity, integrity, and impact Part II: Selected Approaches 8. Experimental Research 9. Case Studies and Ethnography 10. Design research Part III: Selected Methods 11. Quantitative instruments 12. Estimation and hypothesis testing 13. Correlation and linear regression analysis 14. Analysis of Experiments 15. Learning Analytics 16. Collecting and Processing Qualitative Data 17. Qualitative data analysis Appendices