A clear and in-depth understanding of the varied research methods that are used in education today
"This is a superior book with many features that make for an excellent textbook...This text does an excellent job of defining the varying types of research and settles the question of whether qualitative or quantitative is superior for educational research by including mixed research models as a preferred model in some cases...I would recommend [this text] as a "must have" for anyone involved in research and program evaluation and one that an advising office should own."
—Anita L. Carter, Wayne State University
Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, Third Edition introduces readers to the fundamental logic of empirical research and the sources of research ideas. Detailed descriptions guide students through the design and implementation of actual research studies with a balanced examination of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research.
- Provides detailed, step-by-step coverage of the key elements of research, including sampling techniques, ethical considerations, data collection methods, measurement, judging validity, experimental and non-experimental methods, descriptive and inferential statistics, qualitative data analysis, and report preparation.
- Describes the essential skills of conducting and evaluating research, using strong sampling designs, writing proposals and questionnaires, understanding quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.