Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches

Assuming no prior knowledge, Educational Research offers a comprehensive, easily digestible introductory research methods textbook for undergraduate and graduate students.  Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields; how to read and critically evaluate published research; and the ability to write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own. Students rave about the clarity of this best seller and its usefulness for their studies, enabling them to become critical consumers and users of research.

 

Key Features

  • Attention-grabbing, current event chapter opening vignettes and examples throughout the book engage student interest.
  • While many texts only offer one method, this book gives a balanced coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research as well as their strengths and appropriateness, showing each has merit when employed properly.
  • A conversational and accessible writing style makes the book fun and easy to read.
  • Review question checkpoints are strategically placed to bolster student comprehension of key topics.
    Separate practical chapters are included on, “How to Construct a Questionnaire”, “How to Write a Research Proposal,” and “How to Write an APA Style Report.”

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    By DA on April 25, 2017

    Great book! I admit- I’m a textbook snob. I truly believe that if we’re going to be investing lots of money in books that they better be worth it.This one is. And it might be the best textbook I’ve ever had.I’ll be entering a doctoral program this fall and thought I’d use this book as a means to get ahead. What I appreciate is the clarity of writing and the examples (amazing examples) he uses to explain the concepts. I was most concerned about the quantitative /statistics portions…

    By By way of mommy on April 25, 2017

    Spiralling book, online materials I am taking an introductory class in Educational Research, and this book is GREAT! Although the quality of the book is not the best (it has a hard cover, but the pages are so thin! Thinner than my other textbook pages), the order of the material is easy to understand. The chapters are organized in a manner that spirals back through information, so that by the time you are a third through the textbook, you feel like a master at the material. The online materials that accompany it are fantastic…

    By Anonymous on April 25, 2017

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