LL: Educational Research Competencies for Analysis and Applications, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2014-12-28
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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. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded assessments with feedback and interactive activities with expert feedback that provide invaluable opportunities for readers to engage in the research process, identify key elements in a published report, analyze and evaluate published research, and practice specific tasks required for a research project.


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Author Biography

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 in to 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.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents


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     

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