Category Archives: Research

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods

The SAGE encyclopedia of qualitative research methods / Lisa M. Given, editor
SAGE, c2008.

It “… presents current and complete information as well as ready-to-use techniques, facts, and examples from the field of qualitative research in a very accessible style.”

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Handbook of Quantitative Methods for Educational Research

Handbook of quantitative methods for educational research / edited by Timothy Teo
Sense, c2013.

“Written by experienced researchers and educators, each chapter in this handbook covers a methodological topic with attention paid to the theory, procedures, and the challenges on the use of that particular methodology.”

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Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer

by James H. McMillan
Call Number: LB1028 M167e 2012
Status: The Engaged Library

Table of Contents: Pearson

From the Back Cover:

New features in this edition include the following:

  • NEW! Chapter 11 on mixed-method designs provides more detail about these increasingly popular designs.
  • NEW! Chapter 12 on action research provides more guidelines for students to conduct action research.
  • NEW! Learning objectives at the beginning of all chapters help to orient and focus students on important concepts and principles.
  • Includes 150 examples and excerpts from published articles representing more than 50 different journals to illustrate the range of current thinking.
  • Revised Chapter 1, which discusses the nature of research consistent with Scientific Research in Education.
  • Expanded treatment of qualitative data analysis in response to instructors’ needs.
  • Includes more detail about research ethics.
  • Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

    by John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark
    Call Number: H62 C923d 2011

    Table of Contents:

    From the Back Cover:

    A practical, how-to guide to designing mixed methods studies

    Combining the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Second Edition of Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now covers six major mixed methods designs. Authors John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark walk readers through the entire research process, from formulating questions to designing, collecting data, and interpreting results, and include updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from the social and behavioral science, health, and education.

    Intended Audience
    This text is intended for use in Intermediate/Advanced Research Methods, Mixed Methods, Research Design, and Social Research Methods courses across the social and behavioral sciences.