Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research, 6th edition

  • John W. Creswell, 
  • Timothy C. Guetterman

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Educational Research is a practical, step-by-step core research text with a truly balanced, inclusive and integrated overview of the processes involved. It 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 and helpful features provide opportunities for practice.

In 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. Enhanced coverage incorporates the latest technology-based strategies and online tools, with more information about single-subject research methods.

Published by Pearson (September 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780136874416

Subject: Educational Research

Category: Educational Research


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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