Educational research : quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches / R. Burke Johnson, University of South Alabama, Larry Christensen, University of South Alabama.

Assuming no prior knowledge, the sixth edition of Educational Research offers a comprehensive, easily understood, introductory research methods textbook for undergraduate and graduate students. Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education an...

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Main Authors: Johnson, Burke (Author), Christensen, Larry B., 1941- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc., [2017].
Edition:Sixth edition.
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Summary:Assuming no prior knowledge, the sixth edition of Educational Research offers a comprehensive, easily understood, introductory research methods textbook for undergraduate and graduate students. Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields; the ability 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 and usefulness of this best seller, which enables them to become critical consumers and users of research. Key features: Attention-grabbing chapter opening vignettes focus on current examples throughout the book to capture student interest. Balanced coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research shows the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, demonstrating that each has merit when employed properly. A conversational, accessible writing style makes the book interesting and easy to read. Review question checkpoints are strategically placed to bolster student comprehension of key topics. Separate practical chapters are included on "How to Construct a Questionnaire," "How to Write a Research Proposal," and "How to Prepare a Research Report and Use APA Style Guidelines." -- from back cover.
Physical Description:xxix, 709 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781483391601
1483391604
9781506386591
1506386598