Books by Larry B. Christensen (Author of Educational Research)
3. What is educational research
View larger. Download instructor resources. Additional order info. The Second Edition of Educational Research is an informal and highly readable text that provides students with a clear and in-depth understanding of the different kinds of research—including technology-based—that are used in education today. This text introduces students to the fundamental logic of empirical research and explores the sources of research ideas. Detailed descriptions guide students through the design and implementation of actual research studies with a balanced examination of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research, serving as one of the book's strongest features.
Educational research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches /R. Burke Johnson, Larry Christensen. —. Fifth edition. pages cm. Includes bibliographical .
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This text does an excellent job of defining the varying types of research and settles the question of whether qualitative or quantitative is superior for educational research by including mixed research models as a preferred model in some cases I would recommend [this text] as a "must have" for anyone involved in research and program evaluation and one that an advising office should own. Carter, Wayne State University Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, Third Edition introduces readers to the fundamental logic of empirical research and the sources of research ideas. Detailed descriptions guide students through the design and implementation of actual research studies with a balanced examination of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research. 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 www.