Educational Research : Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research: International Edition
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.
- Paperback | 672 pages
- 204 x 253 x 21mm | 1,038g
- 30 May 2011
- Pearson Education (US)
- Boston, MA, United States
- 4th edition
Back cover copy
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)
"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, GeorgeMason University "It is Informational yet conversational and engaging to the reader." - Christine Anne Royce, ShippensburgUniversity "The text is very easy to read and provides a good overview of the topics." - Linda Shepherd, IndianaUniversity - 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, EasternConnecticutState University "Most other books cover the same material. This book communicates directly to the students better." - Julita G. Lambating, CaliforniaState University - Sacramento
About John W. Creswell
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.
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 Problem3. Reviewing the Literature4. Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses5. Collecting Quantitative Data6. Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data7. Collecting Qualitative Data8. Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data9. Reporting and Evaluating Research Part 3: Research Designs 10. Experimental Designs11. Correlational Designs12. Survey Designs13. Grounded Theory Designs14. Ethnographic Designs15. Narrative Research Designs16. Mixed Methods Designs17. Action Research Designs