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Educational Research

Educational Research
Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches

Eighth Edition

December 2024 | 760 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches by R. Burke Johnson and Larry Christensen offers a comprehensive, accessible introduction to research methods for undergraduate and graduate students. Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields, including how to read and critically evaluate published research and how to write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own. The Eighth Edition maintains the features that made this book a best-seller, including attention-grabbing chapter-opening vignettes, lively examples that engage student interest, a conversational and friendly writing style, and more. Fully updated for the Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this new edition includes expanded information on research ethics and IRBs, expanded and more current information on sampling and causation across research designs, and the latest thinking on mixed methods research.  With the support of this highly readable text, readers will transform into critical consumers and users of research.
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction to Educational Research
Chapter 2: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 3: Action Research for Lifelong Learning
Part II: Planning the Research Study
Chapter 4: How to Critically Review the Literature and Develop Good Research Questions
Chapter 5: How to Write a Research Proposal
Chapter 6: Research Ethics
Part III: Foundations of Research
Chapter 7: Standardized Measurement and Assessment
Chapter 8: Methods of Data Collection in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 9: How to Construct a Questionnaire
Chapter 10: Sampling in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 11: Validity of Research Results in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Research
Part IV: Selecting a Research Method
Section A. Quantitative Research Methods: Five Major Approaches
Chapter 12: Experimental Research: Weak and Strong Designs
Chapter 13: Experimental Research: Quasi and Single-Case Designs
Chapter 14: Nonexperimental Quantitative Research
Section B. Qualitative Research Methods: Five Major Approaches
Chapter 15: Narrative Inquiry and Case Study Research by D. Jean Clandinin and R. Burke Johnson
Chapter 16: Phenomenology, Ethnography, and Grounded Theory
Section C. Mixed Methods Research: Many Approaches
Chapter 17: Mixed Methods Research
Part V: Analyzing the Data
Chapter 18: Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 19: Inferential Statistics
Chapter 20: Data Analysis in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Part VI: Writing the Research Report
Chapter 21: How to Prepare a Research Report and Use APA Style Guidelines

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ISBN: 9781071965818