This new edition ofEducational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applicationsmaintains the strong yet accessible coverage you expect. The reorganized text reflects a more balanced coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Unique features of this revised edition include: An Approachable Text Your Students Won't Mind Reading--and Will Want to Keep The accessible writing style, clear and concise explanations, and humorous tone demystify the research process. Eleven cumulative "Tasks" throughout the text provide practice and skill development in doing research, step by step. Expanded Coverage of Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods Chapter 16, "Narrative Research," and Chapter 17, "Ethnographic Research," are new to this edition. Chapter 19, "Mixed Methods," is new to this edition. Expanded Coverage of Technology Increased coverage of how to use technology in the research process. The Companion Website ( http://www.prenhall.com/gay ) allows students to check their understanding of concepts through self-quizzes, access tools and tips to guide them through the research process, and expand their skill base through practice evaluating both quantitative and qualitative research by analyzing data and critiquing journal articles. 39 Articles Provided in the Package (Text,Student Study Guide, and Website) Articles are accompanied by a variety of pedagogical aids to help students learn to read research. Chapter 22, "Evaluating Research," provides a framework for critiquing research.Gay, Lorrie R. is the author of 'Educational Research Competencies for Analysis and Applications', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131185340 and ISBN 0131185349.