Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, 6th Edition

Book Description

Assuming no prior knowledge, Educational Research by R. Burke Johnson and Larry Christensen offers a comprehensive, easily digestible introductory research methods text for undergraduate and graduate students.  Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in and related fields; how to read and critically evaluate published research; and the ability to write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own. Students rave about the clarity of this best seller and its usefulness for their studies, enabling them to become critical consumers and users of research.

Table of Contents

PART I- INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1- INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
CHAPTER 2- QUANTITATIVE, QUALITATIVE, AND MIXED RESEARCH
CHAPTER 3- ACTION RESEARCH FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

PART II- PLANNING THE RESEARCH STUDY
CHAPTER 4- HOW TO REVIEW THE LITERATURE AND DEVELOP RESEARCH QUESTIONS
CHAPTER 5- HOW TO WRITE A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
CHAPTER 6- RESEARCH

PART III- FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH
CHAPTER 7- STANDARDIZED MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT
CHAPTER 8- HOW TO CONSTRUCT A QUESTIONNAIRE
CHAPTER 9- METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION
CHAPTER 10- SAMPLING IN QUANTITATIVE, QUALITATIVE, AND MIXED RESEARCH
CHAPTER 11- VALIDITY OF RESEARCH RESULTS IN QUANTITATIVE, QUALITATIVE, AND MIXED RESEARCH

PART IV- SELECTING A RESEARCH METHOD
SECTION A- QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS: FIVE MAJOR APPROACHES
CHAPTER 12- EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH: WEAK AND STRONG DESIGNS
CHAPTER 13- EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH: QUASI AND SINGLE-CASE DESIGNS
CHAPTER 14- NONEXPERIMENTAL QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
SECTION B- QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS: FIVE MAJOR APPROACHES
CHAPTER 15- NARRATIVE INQUIRY AND CASE STUDY RESEARCH
CHAPTER 16- PHENOMENOLOGY, ETHNOGRAPHY, AND GROUNDED THEORY
SECTION C- MIXED METHODS RESEARCH: MANY APPROACHES
CHAPTER 17- MIXED RESEARCH

PART V- ANALYZING THE DATA
CHAPTER 18- DESCRIPTIVE
CHAPTER 19- INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
CHAPTER 20- IN QUALITATIVE AND MIXED RESEARCH

PART VI- THE RESEARCH REPORT
CHAPTER 21- HOW TO PREPARE A RESEARCH REPORT AND USE APA STYLE GUIDELINES
APPENDIX- CITATIONS FOR JOURNAL ARTICLES NOTED IN THE MARGINS

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