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A comprehensive, accessible introduction to educational research
Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications uses engaging, straightforward language to introduce students to the information and skills required to successfully conduct research and to competently evaluate research. Long known for their clear and at times humorous writing, the authors are accessible and thoughtful guides for readers who are being introduced for the first time to a field that many of them might find initially intimidating. The text provides a total instructional system that lays out clear learning targets and then supports students as they practice and develop expertise in both doing and reading research.

The 12th Edition includes a new, separate chapter on ethics, expands its coverage of single-subject research, covers the latest digital strategies and tools for doing research, and introduces students to the open source statistics software R.

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Table of contents

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 Measuring Instruments

8. Survey Research
9. Correlational Research
10. Causal-Comparative Research
11. Experimental Research
12. Single-Subject Experimental Research
13. Narrative Research
14. Ethnographic Research
15. Case Study Research
16. Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
17. Action Research

18. Descriptive Statistics
19. Inferential Statistics
20. Qualitative Data Collection
21. Qualitative Research Data Analysis and Interpretation

22. Preparing a Research Report
23. Evaluating a Research Report

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