Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, Research Edition / Edition 2

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"This book is oriented to promoting the understanding of research methods rather than merely presenting students with a list of terms, formulas and designs to memorize."
Kathy Green
University of Denver

"The organization and clarity of this book will capture students' interest and offer a new perspective on how to study research methods."
Dr. Vernelle Tyler
University of South Carolina Aiken

"This book is well written, thoroughly researched and the theory is well supplemented with examples."
Shaireen Rasheed
Long Island University

"I love the fact that both qualitative and quantitative research concepts are presented adequately. This book provides a solid foundation for both inexperienced quantitative and qualitative researchers."
Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie
Howard University

The Second Edition of Educational Research is an informal and highly readable text that provides students with a clear and in-depth understanding of the different kinds of research that are used in education today. This text introduces students to the fundamental logic of empirical research and explores the sources of research ideas. Detailed descriptions guide students through the design and implementation of actual research studies with examination of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research, serving as one of the book's strongest features. This new edition features the use of technology in conducting educational research, incorporating links to a database of journal articles (Research Navigator), extensive discussion of technologically-based research exercises, and a complete companion website.

New to this Edition:

  • This is the first Educational Research text to take full advantage of further electronic research opportunities offered by Allyn and Bacon as the Research Navigator. Access to this site is described on the inside front cover and the site includes an extensive database of Journals, NY Times articles, writing tips and relevant web links. New end-of-chapter materials, including discussion questions, additional exercises, links to relevant Web sites, suggested readings, and exercise sheets, provide professors with assignments and materials to discuss during class and give students more opportunity to learn the material and apply it.
  • A new introductory chapter provides a broader understanding of the similarities and differences of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research (Ch. 2).
  • A full chapter on mixed methods research has been added because of its growing popularity and practical importance (Ch. 14).
  • Opening vignettes in each chapter focus students' attention and interest by providing students with a connection between current events and issues and the world of educational research.
  • Revised and improved Chapter 3 developing research questions now includes additional material on the use of the Internet in conducting literature searches and constructing research topics.
  • Incorporates the latest changes to the APA publication manual to provide students with the most up-to-date information about how to prepare a research report for publication (Ch. 18).

In addition to Research Navigator, this text offers aCompanion Website at where you will find an abundance of materials to empower students and professors. This includes: full lectures for each chapter, concept maps to help students visualize chapter material, multiple choice questions with a quiz generator, Web resources, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205361267
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/19/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Using Research Navigator
Pt. 1 Introduction 2
1 Introduction to Educational Research 2
2 Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research 28
Pt. 2 Planning the Research Study 54
3 Developing Research Questions and Proposal Preparation 54
4 Research Ethics 92
Pt. 3 Foundations of Research 122
5 Standardized Measurement and Assessment 122
6 Methods of Data Collection 160
7 Sampling 196
8 Validity of Research Results 226
Pt. 4 Selecting a Research Method 262
9 Experimental Research 262
10 Quasi-Experimental and Single-Case Designs 298
11 Nonexperimental Quantitative Research 326
12 Qualitative Research 358
13 Historical Research 390
14 Mixed Method and Mixed Model Research 408
Pt. 5 Analyzing the Data 432
15 Descriptive Statistics 432
16 Inferential Statistics 462
17 Data Analysis in Qualitative Research 498
Pt. 6 Writing the Research Report 524
18 Preparation of the Research Report 524
App. A Quantitative Research Article Abstract and Link 542
App. B Qualitative Research Article Abstract and Link 543
App. C Mixed Research Article Abstract and Link 544
References 545
Index 555
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