"" Without question, this text is the most comprehensive, well-written, and practical introductory research methods textbook available. Gall, Gall, & Borg have stood the test of time." " -Susan N. Kushner Benson, University of Akron " This is a very student-friendly text." -Ann Hassenpflug, University of Akron "Educational Research: An Introduction," Eighth Edition, is the most comprehensive and widely respected text for scholars and for the preparation of graduate level students who need to understand educational research in depth and who may conduct original research for a dissertation or thesis. A comprehensive introduction to the major research methods and types of data analysis used today, this text provides detailed coverage of all facets of research, from the epistemology of quantitative and qualitative scientific inquiry to the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of a completed study. New To This Edition: New or revised sections on important topics such as hierarchical linear modeling, mixed methods research, the increasingly diverse range of genres and emphasis on justice-seeking perspectives in qualitative research, policies for protection of human subjects, the establishment of the Institute of Education Sciences, and changes in the ERIC system. Illustration of research concepts and procedures are provided through descriptions of their use in recently published studies on such contemporary educational problems as the achievement gap, diversity in education, curriculum standards, and school accountability. All citations have been updated to reflect new book editions and recent authoritative publications on keytopics. Reorganization of selected chapters to improve topic organization and comprehensibility. Package this text with [Insert MyLabSchool Logo] -a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!Gall, Meredith D. is the author of 'Educational Research An Introduction', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205488490 and ISBN 0205488498.