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Introduction to Educational Research, 3rd Ed, Craig Mertler
January 2021
SAGE Publications

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Introduction to Educational Research, Third Edition

Craig A. Mertler

This Third Edition of Craig Mertler’s practical text helps readers every step of the way as they plan and execute their first educational research project. Offering balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods, an emphasis on ethics, and a wealth of new examples and concrete applications, the new edition continues to use conversational, nontechnical language to help students clearly understand and apply research concepts, principles, procedures, and terminology. Expanded coverage of foundations of research, an increased focus on integrating qualitative and quantitative research, and updated coverage of research questions and the tools of qualitative research bring the book thoroughly up-to-date, while streamlined coverage of statistics shows students how to do quantitative analysis in a straightforward way.


Craig Mertler is an associate professor at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. After beginning his career as a high school teacher, his 25 years in higher education have included Bowling Green State, the University of West Georgia and Lynn University. He has authored 27 books, 9 chapters and 22 articles, and has presented internationally.

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