Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Global Edition + MyLab Education with eText, 6th Edition

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Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Global Edition + MyLab Education with eText, 6th Edition

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A practical, step-by-step core research text that balances coverage of qualitative, quantitative and combined methods

Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research offers a truly balanced, inclusive, and integrated overview of the processes involved in educational research. This text first examines the general steps in the research process and then details the procedures for conducting specific types of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies. Direct guidance on reading research is offered throughout the text, and features provide opportunities for practice.

Throughout the 6th Edition, examples are now drawn from a broad range of fields, including program evaluation, multicultural research, counseling, school psychology, and learning and cognition. In addition, enhanced coverage incorporates the latest technology-based strategies and online tools, and more information about single-subject research methods.

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  • Broadened examples beyond teacher education reflect the increasingly diverse disciplines and subdisciplines in educational research. The authors include examples of educational research in fields such as program evaluation, multicultural research, counseling, school psychology, learning and cognition, nutrition, sports psychology, education in the professions, and other fields.
  • Application Exercises at the end of each chapter provide students with the opportunity to test and implement their understanding of research concepts.
  • An expanded emphasis on technology [e.g., the use of online programs for a table of random numbers, use of online surveys, various databases available (like Google scholar or Web of Science), reference tools (like EndNote), and cell-phone random digit dialing]. Coverage of reviewing the literature has also been expanded with an emphasis on current literature database searches, reference management software, and how to synthesise findings from a literature review.
  • Quantitative research methods are updated to cover mediating variables, use of online surveys, and additional statistical methods such as intraclass correlation coefficients. A new example of performance assessment and step-by-step examples to calculate t-test and chi-square statistics are provided.
  • Coverage of quantitative designs is expanded to include causal inferences in experimental designs and more detail about causal comparative research and single-subject designs. The authors provide examples of threats to validity in experimental research. The chapter on survey research is substantially updated to reflect the use of online surveys, methodological considerations, and sources for more information.
  • The chapters on qualitative research are updated, including coverage of qualitative data analysis software and recent developments in qualitative methods. This edition includes a table comparing different approaches to grounded theory, new ethnographic study examples, and developments in narrative research.
  • The mixed methods chapter is substantially updated to reflect methodological developments, in particular the discussion of integration of qualitative and quantitative data. The authors added recent examples of mixed methods research using convergent, explanatory sequential, exploratory sequential, and experimental mixed methods designs.
  • Annotated research articles help students understand the structure of articles and the key issues to take into account when evaluating the quality and the applicable scope of each particular piece of research.
  • Useful Information for Consumers of Research features offer tips on interpreting and evaluating research.
  • Checklists summarise key points such as evaluation criteria used to assess the quality of a study.
  • Useful Information for Producers of Research features present tips on planning and conducting research.
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Table of contents
  • 1. The Process of Conducting Research Using Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
  • 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
  • 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
  • APPENDIX A: Determine Size Using Sample Size Tables
  • APPENDIX B: Commonly Used Statistics in Educational Research
  • APPENDIX C: Nonnormal Distribution
  • APPENDIX D: Strategies for Defending a Research Proposal
  • Glossary