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The updated Eleventh Edition of Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications introduces research mainly at a “how-to” skill and application level. A total instructional system, the book includes stated learning outcomes, instruction, and procedures for evaluating each outcome. It supports readers as they develop expertise in research, learning key concepts and skills and becoming involved in the research process itself. The authors take a down-to-earth approach that helps the reader become both an educational researcher and a competent consumer of educational research.
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Geoffrey E. Mills
A native of Australia, Geoff moved to the USA in 1986 to undertake doctoral studies at the University of Oregon. After completing his Ph.D. in 1988, Geoff accepted his first teaching position at Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University). After 12 years of teaching, Geoff moved into university administration and was Dean and Professor of Education in the School of Education for 12 years. Geoff returned to teaching at Southern Oregon University in 2012 and now teaches educational leadership and educational research.
Geoff has traveled extensively and given invited presentations in Australia, New Zealand, Greenland, United Kingdom, Canada, and many states in the US. Geoff is also the author of Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, now in its 5th edition.
Part I Foundational Concepts and Processes
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Educational Research
CHAPTER 2 Selecting and Defining a Research Topic
CHAPTER 3 Reviewing the Literature
CHAPTER 4 Preparing and Evaluating a Research Plan
CHAPTER 5 Selecting a Sample
CHAPTER 6 Selecting Measuring Instruments
Part II Research Designs
CHAPTER 7 Survey Research
CHAPTER 8 Correlational Research
CHAPTER 9 Causal—Comparative Research
CHAPTER 10 Experimental Research
CHAPTER 11 Single-Subject Experimental Research
CHAPTER 12 Narrative Research
CHAPTER 13 Ethnographic Research
CHAPTER 14 Case Study Research
CHAPTER 15 Mixed Methods Research
CHAPTER 16 Action Research
Part III Working with Quantitative and Qualitative data
CHAPTER 17 Descriptive Statistics
CHAPTER 18 Inferential Statistics
CHAPTER 19 Qualitative Data Collection
CHAPTER 20 Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation
Part IV Reporting and Critiquing Research
CHAPTER 21 Preparing a Research Report
CHAPTER 22 Evaluating a Research Report