Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research, 7th 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 in planning, conducting and evaluating research. 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 you to practice and apply what you have learned.

The 7th Edition features significantly expanded coverage of mixed methods design. New research design tables help you decide what research questions fit research problems and which designs are the best options. New research examples and references keep you updated on the latest trends and methods in the field.

Published by Pearson (August 20th 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780138173784

Subject: Educational Research

Category: Educational Research


PART 1: An Introduction to Educational Research

  1. The Process of Conducting Research Using Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

PART 2: The Steps in the Process of Research

  1. Identifying a Research Problem
  2. Reviewing the Literature
  3. Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses
  4. Collecting Quantitative Data
  5. Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data
  6. Collecting Qualitative Data
  7. Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data
  8. Reporting and Evaluating Research

PART 3: Research Designs

  1. Experimental Designs
  2. Correlational Designs
  3. Survey Designs
  4. Grounded Theory Designs
  5. Ethnographic Designs
  6. Narrative Research Designs
  7. Mixed Methods Designs
  8. Action Research Designs


  1. Determine Size Using Sample Size Tables
  2. Commonly Used Statistics in Educational Research
  3. Nonnormal Distribution
  4. Strategies for Defending a Research Proposal

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