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Introduction to Educational Research
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Introduction to Educational Research

Third Edition


December 2020 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This Third Edition of Craig Mertler’s practical text helps readers every step of the way as they plan and execute their first educational research project. Offering balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods, an emphasis on ethics, and a wealth of new examples and concrete applications, the new edition continues to use conversational, nontechnical language to help students clearly understand and apply research concepts, principles, procedures, and terminology. Expanded coverage of foundations of research, an increased focus on integrating qualitative and quantitative research, and updated coverage of research questions and the tools of qualitative research bring the book thoroughly up-to-date, while streamlined coverage of statistics shows students how to do quantitative analysis in a straightforward way.

 
 
Part I • Initial Research Considerations
 
Chapter 1 • What Is Educational Research?
 
Chapter 2 • Overview of the Educational Research Process
 
Chapter 3 • Identifying a Research Problem
 
Chapter 4 • Ethics in Educational Research
 
Chapter 5 • Reviewing Related Research Literature
 
Part II • Designing a Research Study
 
Chapter 6 • Qualitative Research Methods
 
Chapter 7 • Quantitative Research Methods
 
Chapter 8 • Mixed-Methods Research
 
Chapter 9 • Action Research
 
Chapter 10 • Writing a Research Proposal
 
Part III • Collecting and Analyzing Data
 
Chapter 11 • Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
 
Chapter 12 • Quantitative Data Collection
 
Chapter 13 • Quantitative Data Analysis
 
Part IV • The Research Report
 
Chapter 14 • Writing a Final Research Report
 
Appendix A: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Understanding Teacher Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and Perceptions of Retention among Arizona Teachers
 
Appendix B: “It Is Who We Are. We Are Undocumented”: The Narrative of Two Undocumented Latino Male Students Attending a Community College
 
Appendix C: Dialogic Reading: Language and Preliteracy Outcomes for Young Children With Disabilities
 
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