Introduction to Educational Research
- Craig A. Mertler - Barry University, USA
Research Methods in Education
This Third Edition of Craig Mertler’s practical text helps readers every step of the way as they plan and execute their first educational research project. Offering balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods, an emphasis on ethics, and a wealth of new examples and concrete applications, the new edition continues to use conversational, nontechnical language to help students clearly understand and apply research concepts, principles, procedures, and terminology. Expanded coverage of foundations of research, an increased focus on integrating qualitative and quantitative research, and updated coverage of research questions and the tools of qualitative research bring the book thoroughly up-to-date, while streamlined coverage of statistics shows students how to do quantitative analysis in a straightforward way.
I've used Mertler (author) previously in this introductory research graduate course. The table of contents is logically organized. The content is geared towards an introduction course to research process and options. Access to additional resources (test bank, slides, and tables & figures) helps to make the D2L online platform easier. Objectives are outlined at the beginning of each chapter.
A comprehensive textbook that describes everything about research methodology in education.
Accessible writing for inservice teachers.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter1 - What is Educational Research
Chapter2 - Overview of the Educational Research Process