This non-technically written, hands-on introductory text is supported by up-to-date technology to augment students’ comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in educational research methods.
Introduction to Educational Research, Sixth Edition, guides learners through eight research methods to help plan and compose their first educational research project. Through chapter contents and in-text exercises, readers simultaneously learn how to prepare a research plan, gather and analyze data, address research questions and hypotheses, and organize a report of their projects.
In keeping with the main purpose of helping students clearly understand and apply research concepts, the language of the text is non-technical and there are many pedagogical features throughout the text.
"This is an excellent textbook that covers information on educational research in a comprehensive style. The textbook's logical format, accuracy, and many clear examples, relevant to educational research, provide students and any reader with samples to more easily familiarize themselves with the tools needed to conduct a research investigation."- Laura J. Shea Doolan, St. Joseph's College
"Mertler provides a very organized, non-technical introductory text to enhance students' comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in educational research."- Li-Ling Chen, California State University at East Bay