Wiersma / Jurs, Research Methods in Education: An Introduction, 9e 0205581927 A classic in its field, Research Methods in Education explains the research process with emphasis on the formulation of a research question, referencing current literature in the field, using appropriate research designs, and writing and evaluating research reports. Both quantitative and qualitative research designs are described. Measurement, sampling, and statistics are presented as essential research tools. New to this edition: The reorganization of the chapters into three sections is in response to requests from reviewers and current users of the text. New examples have been added that capture the students interest, for example, the relationship between poor reading skills and suicidal tendencies. New exercises have been added at the end of every chapter. The previous data sets used in the statistics chapters have been updated with current data sets. Heres what your colleagues are saying: I have used Wiersmas texts for many years andI plan to continue to use it. - Doris L. Prater, University of Houston Very thorough, easy to read and follow. - Darla Twale, University of Dayton Research Methods in Education is a useful guidebook for students to understand the basic principles and methodology involved in all types of research, be it experimental, quasi-experimental, survey, correlational, action, enthroposophic, or single subject design. Basically, the text covers all aspects of qualitative and quantitative research methods. - Gholam Kibria, Delaware State UniversityWiersma, William is the author of 'Research Methods in Education', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205581924 and ISBN 0205581927.