Educational Research Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches by R. Burke Johnson, Larry B. Christensen


Educational Research Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches by R. Burke Johnson, Larry B. Christensen

Educational Research is a best-selling comprehensive introductory research methods textbook for upper level undergraduate and graduate students. It helps students develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields, as well as the ability to read and critically evaluate published research. It also develops their skills in: * Writing a proposal * Constructing a questionnaire * Conducting an empirical research study on their own. Maintaining its conversational and accessible writing style, this Fifth Edition includes several new chapters: * Action Research for Lifelong Learning, which helps to set the stage for the rest of the coverage in the book * Narrative Inquiry and Case Study Research, and Phenomenology, Ethnography, and Grounded Theory, providing expanded guidance on selecting a research method.

About the Author

Burke Johnson is a professor in the Professional Studies Department at the University of South Alabama. His PhD is from the REMS (research, evaluation, measurement, and statistics) program in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. He also has graduate degrees in psychology, sociology, and public administration, which have provided him with a multidisciplinary perspective on research methodology. He was guest editor for a special issue of Research in the Schools focusing on mixed research (available online at and completed a similar guest editorship for the American Behavioral Scientist. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Burke is first author of Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches (Sage, 2014, 5th edition); second author of Research Methods, Design, and Analysis (Pearson, 2014, 12th edition); coeditor (with Sharlene Hesse-Biber) of The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry (2015); coeditor (with Paul Vogt) of Correlation and Regression Analysis (2012); and associate editor of The SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2009). Larry Christensen (PhD University of Southern Mississippi) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of South Alabama. Larry is the author of several successful textbooks and has published more than 60 journal articles.

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744 pages


R. Burke Johnson, Larry B. Christensen
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Publication date

15th January 2014



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