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A practical, step-by-step core research text that balances coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods
Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research offers a truly balanced, inclusive, and integrated overview of the field as it currently stands. This text provides thorough coverage of the methods and procedures used in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research. It helps students learn how to begin to conduct research and see a project through preparation of a manuscript, and it also helps students learn how to read and evaluate research reports.
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John W. Creswell is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He held the Clifton Institute Endowed Professor Chair for five years, and for the last five years he has served as a co-director at the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research. He has held positions as Senior Fulbright Scholar (South Africa, 2008, and Thailand, 2012), as a consultant in the health services research area for the Veterans Administration, as Visiting Professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and as Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan, among others. In addition to his teaching, he has authored numerous articles and books on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology, and general research design, and was the founding Co-Editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. In 2014, Dr. Creswell will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Part I An Introduction to Educational Research
Chapter 1 The Process of Conducting Research Using Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Part II The Steps in the Process of Research
Chapter 2 Identifying a Research Problem
Chapter 3 Reviewing the Literature
Chapter 4 Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses
Chapter 5 Collecting Quantitative Data
Chapter 6 Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data
Chapter 7 Collecting Qualitative Data
Chapter 8 Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data
Chapter 9 Reporting and Evaluating Research
Part III Research Designs
Chapter 10 Experimental Designs
Chapter 11 Correlational Designs
Chapter 12 Survey Designs
Chapter 13 Grounded Theory Designs
Chapter 14 Ethnographic Designs
Chapter 15 Narrative Research Designs
Chapter 16 Mixed Methods Designs
Chapter 17 Action Research Designs