Educational Research Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2018-02-06
  • Publisher: Pearson
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A practical, step-by-step core research text that balances coverage of qualitative, quantitative and combined methods
Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research offers a truly balanced, inclusive, and integrated overview of the processes involved in educational research. This text first examines the general steps in the research process and then details the procedures for conducting specific types of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies. Direct guidance on reading research is offered throughout the text, and features provide opportunities for practice.

Throughout the 6th Edition, examples are now drawn from a broad range of fields, including program evaluation, multicultural research, counseling, school psychology, and learning and cognition. In addition, enhanced coverage incorporates the latest technology-based strategies and online tools, and more information about single-subject research methods.

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Author Biography

John W. Creswell, PhD, is a Professor of Family Medicine and Co-Director, Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous articles and 27 books on mixed methods research, qualitative research and research design. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he held the Clifton Endowed Professor Chair, served as director of a mixed methods research office, founded the SAGE journal, the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and was an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan and a consultant to the Veterans Administration health services research center. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2011 he co-led a national working group on mixed methods practices at the National Institute of Health, served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In 2014 he was the President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. In 2015 he joined the staff of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan.

Timothy C. Guetterman, PhD
, is an applied research methodologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. His research interests, scholarship, and teaching are in research methodology, namely mixed methods research. He has authored numerous articles and chapters, including empirical studies and methodological articles to advance rigorous methods of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. In addition, he is an investigator on three U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research studies. Tim’s empirical work uses mixed methods research to investigate the use of technology in health professions education and in educational assessment. He also conducts research on teaching, learning, and developing research methods capacity in his role as evaluator and faculty for the NIH-funded Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences. He has extensive professional experience conducting program evaluation with a focus on educational and healthcare programs.

Table of Contents

PART 1: An Introduction to Educational Research 1
1. The Process of Conducting Research Using Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches 2

PART 2: The Steps in the Process of Research 57
2. Identifying a Research Problem 58
3. Reviewing the Literature 78
4. Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses 108
5. Collecting Quantitative Data 138
6. Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data 172
7. Collecting Qualitative Data 204
8. Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data 236
9. Reporting and Evaluating Research 266

PART 3: Research Designs 293
10. Experimental Designs 294
11. Correlational Designs 342
12. Survey Designs 384
13. Grounded Theory Designs 433
14. Ethnographic Designs 473
15. Narrative Research Designs 512
16. Mixed Methods Designs 544
17. Action Research Designs 586

APPENDIX A: Determine Size Using Sample Size Tables 612
APPENDIX B: Commonly Used Statistics in Educational Research 616
APPENDIX C: Nonnormal Distribution 617
APPENDIX D: Strategies for Defending a Research Proposal 618

Glossary 620
References 631
Author Index 640
Subject Index

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