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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505 0 |a Part I: Introduction -- 1. Introduction to Educational Research -- 2. Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research -- 3. Action Research for Lifelong Learning -- Part II: Planning the Research Study -- 4. How to Review the Literature and Develop Research Questions -- 5. How to Write a Research Proposal -- 6. Research Ethics -- Part III: Foundations of Research -- 7. Standardized Measurement and Assessment -- 8. How to Construct a Questionnaire -- 9. Methods of Data Collection -- 10. Sampling in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research -- 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 -- 12. Experimental Research: Weak and Strong Designs -- 13. Experimental research: Quasi and Single-Case Designs -- 14. Nonexperimental Quantitative Research -- Section B: Qualitative Research Methods: Five Major Approaches -- 15. Narrative inquiry and case study research / D. Jean Clandinin and R. Burke Johnson -- 16. Phenomenology, Ethnography, and Grounded Theory -- Section C: Mixed Methods Research: Many approaches -- 17. Mixed Research -- Part V: Analyzing the Data -- 18. Descriptive Statistics -- 19. Inferential Statistics -- 20. Data Analysis in Qualitative and Mixed Research -- Part VI: Writing the Research Report -- 21. How to Prepare a Research Report and Use APA Style Guidelines -- Appendix: Citations for Journal Articles Noted in the Margins. 
520 |a 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. 
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