Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications, 13th edition

  • Geoffrey E. Mills, 
  • Adam W. Jordan

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Educational Research uses engaging, straightforward language to introduce the information and skills required to successfully conduct research and to competently evaluate research. Known for their clear, humor-infused writing, the authors are accessible and thoughtful guides to a field that many of you might find initially intimidating. The text provides step-by-step guidelines and clear learning targets and then supports you as you practice and develop expertise in both doing and reading research.

The 13th Edition features a new chapter on secondary data research and updated content on descriptive and referential statistics, digital research tools and more.

Published by Pearson (December 29th 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137534944

Subject: Educational Research

Category: Educational Research



  1. Introduction to Educational Research
  2. Ethics in Educational Research
  3. Selecting and Defining a Research Problem
  4. Reviewing the Literature
  5. Preparing and Evaluating a Research Plan
  6. Selecting a Sample
  7. Selecting Measurement Instruments


  1. Survey Research
  2. Correlational Research
  3. Causal-Comparative Research
  4. Experimental Research
  5. Single-Subject Experimental Research
  6. Narrative Research
  7. Ethnographic Research
  8. Case Study Research
  9. Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
  10. Action Research


  1. Descriptive Statistics
  2. Inferential Statistics
  3. Secondary Data Research
  4. Qualitative Data Collection
  5. Qualitative Research: Data Analysis and Interpretation


  1. Preparing a Research Report
  2. Evaluating a Research Report

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