Books

books

Research Design” (SAGE Publication, 4th edition, 2013)  is my most recently published research design book.  It covers quantitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research in an easy-to-understand format.  Ideal for the beginning researcher.
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Qualitative Inquiry:  Choosing Among Five Approaches” (SAGE Publication, 3rd edition, 2013) is my qualitative research book addressing five ways to approach qualitative research.  This book is a good overview of the process of qualitative research, and it introduces the reader to five different approaches so that they can select one to use in their qualitative project.  In the qualitative area I am also working on a book titled:  “33 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher” that should be completed during 2013 for publication in 2014 from SAGE.
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Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research” (Merrill Education, 4th edition, 2012) is my educational research book.  It covers 11 different approaches to quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches, and provides journal article illustrations of these approaches.  During 2013 and 2014 I will be updating this book for the 5th edition.
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Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research” (SAGE Publications, 2nd edition, 2011) is my mixed methods books with Vicki L. Plano Clark.  This is a good introduction to mixed methods research and to the various mixed methods designs and procedures that are used.  This is the book that I recommend for my mixed methods workshops.
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Mixed Methods Reader” (SAGE Publication, 1st edition, 2008) is my books of readings about mixed methods research that I authored with Vicki L. Plano Clark.  In this book you will find methodological articles discussing the procedures and practices of mixed methods research as well as specific empirical articles that present various types of mixed methods designs.  This book is a handy auxiliary book to “Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research.”
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Understanding Research: A Consumers Guide” (Merrill Education, lst edition, 2010) is a book authored by Vicki L. Plano Clark and coauthored by myself.  It is a condensed, practical version of my 2012 “Educational Research” Merrill book, and it is aimed at the beginning researcher who will be more likely a consumer of research than a knowledge producer.  A 2nd edition is in production now.
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