This text provides comprehensive coverage of research methods and statistics in a readable and student-friendly format. A wide variety of methodologies including descriptive, experimental and quasi-experimental research, historical studies, qualitative methods, and single subject designs are covered. A complete range of research tools as well as descriptive and inferential statistics are also included, making this text the definitive resource for introductory research courses. New to this Edition: Research Navigatorjournal article database and writing guide is available to all adopters. This new guide is integrated with the text for ease of use through margin annotations and end of chapter exercises. Thestudent version of SPSSis available on CD with the text allowing students easy access to this software. Complete instructions on how to write a review of literature is included and the section on Library Research has been updated to demonstrate technological advancements. Major update and expansion of Chapter 8, Qualitative Research, brings a more balanced perspective to the text. An expanded section on meta-analysis in Chapter 5 strengthens this current methodology for students. Additional and more current research examples are used in the methods chapters (Chs. 4-8). PowerPoint slides, test items, and other materials are available to instructors electronically by contacting your local sales representative. Package this text with MyLabSchoola powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life!See inside front cover or visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!Best, John W. is the author of 'Research in Education', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205458400 and ISBN 0205458408.