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Educational Research

Educational Research
Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches

Fourth Edition

January 2011 | 648 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, Fourth Edition is a graduated text that introduces readers to the fundamental logic of empirical research and the sources of research ideas. Detailed descriptions guide students through the design and implementation of actual research studies with a balanced examination of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research. Definitions of key terms are provided in the margins for easy reference and to help students understand the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields.

New Features:

- Student study site materials are integrated within the text, with the use of marginal icons depicting interactive concept maps, journal articles, and tools and tips.

- New "Action Research" activity for each chapter is included.

- A chapter on Writing the Research report incorporates changes in new edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, and includes a sample manuscript using APA style.

- New exhibits on Egon G. Guba and Donald T. Campbell, and a new table on applying qualitative research validity strategies are incorporated.

- New material on research paradigms, types of plagiarism, using free software for random sampling and assignment, nomological vs. ideographic causation are integrated.

- Several chapters are slightly shortened and made simpler, without sacrificing any of the book's rigor.



Part I: Introduction
1. Introduction to Educational Research
2. Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research
Part II: Planning the Research Study
3. How to Review the Literature and Develop Research Questions
4. How to Write a Research Proposal
5. Research Ethics
Part III: Foundations of Research
6. Standardized Measurement and Assessment
7. How to Construct a Questionnaire
8. Methods of Data Collection
9. Sampling in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research
10. Validity of Research Results in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research
Part IV: Selecting a Research Method
11. Experimental Research
12. Quasi-Experimental and Single-Case Designs
13. Nonexperimental Quantitative Research
14.Qualitative Research
15. Historical Research
16. Mixed Research
Part V: Analyzing the Data
17. Descriptive Statistics
18. Inferential Statistics
19. Data Analysis in Qualitative and Mixed Research
Part VI: Writing the Research Report
20. How to Prepare a Research Report and Use APA Style Guidelines
About the Authors

This is an excellent text that includes mixed research along with qualitative and quantitative approaches. The chapters are written in such a way that they build upon one another in order to assist students in developing a research proposal and carrying out a research study. The students love the extra material available on the website.

Dr Nancy Leech
School of Education, University of Colorado Denver
August 6, 2013

This text provides a thorough, understandable guide to qualitative, quantitative, action research, and mixed methods inquiry. It is an outstanding text for our research sequence.

Dr Tammy Gocial
Education, Maryville University of St Louis
August 25, 2012

Not interested in Mixed methods

Dr Mary Salvaterra
Education Dept, Marywood University
July 31, 2012

Comprehensive text for research methods class

Dr Ernest Kovacs
Management , fairleigh dickinson university
April 4, 2012

It's well laid out, provides a lot of information on APA style, and it provides real examples with linked journal articles.

Dr Morgan Earp
Educational Leadership Dept, George Washington University - Dc
February 5, 2012

as a textbook

Dr Zhidong Zhang
Colg of Education, University of Texas - Brownsville
October 25, 2011

Found more user friendly text.

Dr Anita Welch
School Of Education, North Dakota State University
September 27, 2011

excellent overview and dettail

Dr Kathleen King
Adult Career Higher Ed Dept, University of South Florida
September 18, 2011

As I guess I should have known from the title, the book is focused primarily on research in education. Our course definitely covers this; however, our course covers a broader psychological research perspective. Thank you.

Professor Jeanne Horst
Psychology Dept, Eastern Mennonite University
March 22, 2011

We have been using this book for several years in our intro to research course, and find it easy to read and comprehensive.

Therese Pigott
Research Methods, Loyola University - Watertower
January 4, 2011

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