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ISBN-10 0132081547ISBN-13 9780132081542
ISBN-10 0-13-233877-7ISBN-13 978-0-13-233877-6
Author(s): L. R. Gay; Geoffrey E. Mills; Peter Airasian
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 648

A leader in Introduction to Educational Research courses, Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications, ninth edition, remains a practical text focused on the skills and procedures students need in order to become competent consumers and producers of educational research.  The accessible writing style and light, humorous tone of this book helps to demystify and enliven this demanding course. 

The text uses a direct, step-by-step approach to the research process. Tasks are included throughout the text to guide students through the process of creating their own research report. Published research articles are now included in every research methods chapter to provide students with illustrations of exemplary qualitative and quantitative research. 

Key changes in the ninth edition include an expanded coverage of qualitative research through a new chapter on Case Study Research (Chapter 17), a new chapter on Survey Research (Chapter 7), an increased emphasis on ethical considerations in the conduct of educational research (Chapter 1), and significant updates to Descriptive Statistics (Chapter 12) and Inferential Statistics (Chapter 13) that increase the coverage of how to use technology in the research process.