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Educational research: planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research

Educational research: planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research

Creswell, John W., author

This fourth edition is appropriate for courses in educational research. The successful core research text is known for its truly balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods and the author's high-quality writing has made this book a favourite amongst instructors and students

eBook, Paperback, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Fourth edition.
Published Harlow, Essex: Pearson, [2014]
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Statement of responsibility: John W. Creswell
ISBN: 1292021128, 9781292021126
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous edition: 2012.
Physical Description: ii, 672 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 28 cm.
Series: Pearson custom library
Subject: Education Research Methodology.; Education.
Series Title: Pearson custom library.


  1. Part 1: An Introduction to Educational Research
  2. 1. The Process and Approaches of Research
  3. Part 2: The Steps in the Process of Research
  4. 2. Identifying a Research Problem
  5. 3. Reviewing the Literature
  6. 4. Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses
  7. 5. Collecting Quantitative Data
  8. 6. Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data
  9. 7. Collecting Qualitative Data
  10. 8. Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data
  11. 9. Reporting and Evaluating Research
  12. Part 3: Research Designs
  13. 10. Experimental Designs
  14. 11. Correlational Designs
  15. 12. Survey Designs
  16. 13. Grounded Theory Designs
  17. 14. Ethnographic Designs
  18. 15. Narrative Research Designs
  19. 16. Mixed Methods Designs
  20. 17. Action Research Designs


A practical, step-by-step core research text that balances coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods


The clear and practical writing of Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research has made this book a favorite among instructors and students.  In precise, step-by-step language the text helps students learn how to conduct, read, and evaluate research studies.  Key updates for the 4th edition include expanded coverage of ethics and new research articles.