Introduction to Educational Research (4th Edition)

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This practical introductory text helps students understand, conduct, and interpret both qualitative and quantitative paradigms in educational research methods.This book is organized around eight research methods to help users plan and conduct their first educational research projects. By proceeding through chapter contents and completing the in-text exercises, readers will simultaneously prepare a research plan and learn how to obtain and analyze data, address research questions and hypotheses, and prepare a report of their projects. In keeping with the main purpose of helping users clearly understand and apply research concepts, many pedagogical features have been included in the book. Additionally, each chapter contains one or more special sections titled "Applying Technology."

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“The textbook’s logical format, accuracy, and many clear examples that are relevant to educational research provide students and any reader with samples to more easily familiarize themselves with tools needed to conduct a research investigation.”

–Laura J. Shea Doolan, St. Joseph’s College

 

“[Introduction to Educational Research] provides a very organized, non-technical introduction to enhance students’ comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in educational research.”

–Li-Ling Chen, California State University at East Bay

 

 

This hands-on introductory text is supported by up-to-date technology. To develop students’ understanding of research concepts, the text presents qualitative and quantitative techniques.

 

The text guides learners through nine research methods to help plan and compose their first educational research project. Through chapter content and in-text exercises, readers simultaneously learn how to prepare a research plan, gather and analyze data, address research questions and hypotheses, and organize a research report. In keeping with the main purpose of helping students clearly understand and apply research concepts, the language of the text is non-technical and there are many pedagogical features throughout the text.

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Dr. Craig A. Mertler is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Assessment and Research Methodologies at Bowling Green (OH) State University. Dr. Mertler teaches graduate courses in quantitative research methods, introductory and multivariate statistical analysis, and assessment methods. He is currently the author of 5 books, 2 invited book chapters, 12 refereed journal articles, 2 instructors’ manuals, and numerous nonrefereed articles and manuscripts. His books include:

§         Mertler, C. A. (in press). Interpreting standardized test scores:  Strategies for data-driven instructional decision making. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

§         Mertler, C. A.  (2006).  Action research: Teachers as researchers in the classroom.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

§         Mertler, C. A. & Vannatta, R. A. (2005). Advanced and multivariate statistical methods: Practical application and interpretation (3rd ed.). Los Angeles: Pyrczak.

Mertler, C. A.  (2003).  Classroom assessment:  A practical guide for educators.  Los Angeles:  Pyrczak.

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