Vol.1: Historical Research in Education: 1. Historical research. 2. Methods of historical research in education. 3. The survey: descriptive studies. 4. The comparative method. 5. The methods of correlation. 6. Interpreting research data. 7. Preparing the research report. 8. Educational research and development. 9. Findings of educational research. 10. Evaluation research.
Vol.2: Methods of Educational Research: 1. Patterns of historical research. 2. Patterns of descriptive research. 3. Patterns of experimental research. 4. Tools of research. 5. The selection of a method of research. 6. About methods of research. 7. Research traits and abilities. 8. The technique of research. 9. The scientific method of research. 10. Field for research. 11. How to frame a research proposal? 12. The correspondence method. 13. Writing the research report. 14. Scaling problems and techniques. 15. Electromechanical calculation.
Vol.3: Problems of Educational Research: 1. Experimental models. 2. Experimental designs. 3. Definition of educational problems. 4. On origin of the problem. 5. Analysis of the problem. 6. The solution of the problem. 7. Applied problems and educational research. 8. The sampling problem in educational research. 9. Problems of prediction. 10. General discussions on educational research. 11. Statistical analysis and research model.
Vol.4: Evaluation of Educational Research: 1. Educational outcomes and research. 2. Quantification of educational data. 3. Criteria of measuring instruments. 4. The description and appraisal of status. 5. The sampling survey. 6. Search for interrelationships. 7. The problem of prediction. 8. Educational research in universities. 9. Behavioural sciences and educational research. 10. Writing a thesis.
In the beginning a problem or area of research is identified and a hypothesis is developed. After this a survey of related studies is made in order to ensure that a worthwhile study is needed in the area so identified. Techniques of data collection are applied and data is collected. After the process of data collection has been completed tools of analysis are developed and the data is analyzed. For this purpose a researcher in education needs to have some knowledge of statistics also. In the end, the hypothesis is tested and positive or negative results are inferred. Recently researchers have found areas like history of education, comparative education, educational policies, educational finance, curriculum construction and teacher training, as good and worthwhile.