For courses in Research Methods/Educational Research. This market-leading text offers all the skills and procedures students need to become competent consumers and producers of educational research. It uses a direct, step-by-step approach to the topic, while placing a strong emphasis on evaluation of student performance. The accessible writing style and light, humorous tone demystify this demanding course. This comprehensive instructional resource encompasses the full spectrum of the field, making it appropriate as a core text for an introductory course in educational research.Peter W. Airasian is the author of 'Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications (6th Edition)', published 1999 under ISBN 9780130961037 and ISBN 0130961035.