Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research, third edition, is appropriate for courses in Introduction to Educational Research. This successful core research text is known for its truly balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods. The author's clear and practical writing has made this book a favorite among instructors and students. In precise step-by-step language the text helps students learn how to read and evaluate research studies. Key changes include: updated quantitative coverage, expanded coverage of ethics, and new research articles.
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Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research
This book is the only introductory educational research text to offer a truly balanced and integrated treatment of both quantitative and qualitative methods. Written in clear and practical language, Educational Research will help its readers get started doing their own research and will also help them become better readers of research.
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The Companion Website provides an interactive online learning experience that builds students’ research skills so that they become more effective research readers and practitioners. This text not only clearly presents practical information, but also provides students with opportunities to practice essential research skills on the Companion Website. Visit http://www.prenhall.com/creswell to access the following online resources:
· Building Research Skills interactive exercises provide students with the opportunity to apply chapter content and practice their research skills. Students practice key steps of the research process including: identifying a research problem, reviewing the literature, writing research questions and hypotheses, and collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
· Self-Assessment Questions assess students’ understanding of chapter content
· Web Destinations broaden students’ knowledge of research
Truly balanced and integrated coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research exposes students to the types of educational research they will encounter as readers and helps them understand the range of potential directions for their own research. Throughout the discussion of the research process, each topic is presented and examined from both perspectives.
A separate chapter on mixed methods will help students recognize mixed methods studies and understand how they themselves might use multiple methods in their own research.
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