Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research


By (author) John W. Creswell

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  • Publisher: ALLYN & BACON
  • Format: Hardback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 258mm x 26mm | 1,261g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Tappan
  • ISBN 10: 0131367390
  • ISBN 13: 9780131367395
  • Edition: 4
  • Edition statement: United States ed of 4th revised ed
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, colour tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 468,828

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The clear and practical writing of Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research has made this book a favorite. In precise step-by-step language the book helps you learn how to conduct, read, and evaluate research studies. Key changes include: expanded coverage of ethics and new research articles.

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Author information

John W. Creswell is a Professor of Educational Psychology and teaches courses and writes about educational research design, mixed methods research, and qualitative methodology. He has been at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 30 years and has authored 12 books, numerous new editions of these books, and over 150 journal and book chapter publications. These works focus on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. In addition, he founded both the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the SAGE journal, the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan and assisted investigators in developing proposals for extramural funding in the health sciences and education. In 2008, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa and lectured on research methodology at five universities.

Review quote

"I believe that this is the premier treatment of this topic currently on the market. Such a textbook would have been very useful to me in my own training." - Frederick J. Brigham, "George"" Mason University" "It is Informational yet conversational and engaging to the reader." - Christine Anne Royce, "Shippensburg"" University" "The text is very easy to read and provides a good overview of the topics." - Linda Shepherd, "Indiana"" University - Bloomington" "When it comes to balancing qualitative and quantitative approaches in a single text, this is the best book currently available in the market." - Hari Koirala, "Eastern"" Connecticut"" State University" "Most other books cover the same material. This book communicates directly to the students better." - Julita G. Lambating, "California"" State University - Sacramento"

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This book is the only introductory educational research text to offer a truly balanced and integrated treatment of both quantitative and qualitative methods. Written in clear and practical language, "Educational Research" will help its readers get started doing their own research and will also help them become better readers of research. Updates for this edition include: Increased coverage of ethics in Chapter 10: Reporting and Evaluating ResearchA new boxed feature called "Ethical Dilemma" has been added to every chapter in part three. The feature summarizes an ethical issue related to the chapter content that comes up in the research of professionals. Each Ethical Dilemma ends by posing a discussion question to the reader. The majority of the sample articles have been replaced with more recent articles. All of the annotations and other associated text has been rewritten accordingly. New Chapter 1 The Process and Approaches of Research further integrates the treatment of quantitative and qualitative methods. Additional coverage of how to find a research problem (Chapter 2)Additional information on the difference between dissertation, thesis, and journal article writing strategies (Chapter 3)Updated information on statistical programs and simulation programs for learning statistics (Chapter 8)information on the relationship between response rate and response bias (Chapter 12)

Table of contents

Part 1: An Introduction to Educational Research 1. The Process and Approaches of Research Part 2: The Steps in the Process of Research 2. Identifying a Research Problem 3. Reviewing the Literature 4. Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses 5. Collecting Quantitative Data 6. Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data 7. Collecting Qualitative Data 8. Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data 9. Reporting and Evaluating Research Part 3: Research Designs 10. Experimental Designs 11. Correlational Designs 12. Survey Designs 13. Grounded Theory Designs 14. Ethnographic Designs 15. Narrative Research Designs 16. Mixed Methods Designs 17. Action Research Designs