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Educational Research: An Introduction (7th Edition) 7th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0321081896
ISBN-10: 0321081897
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“Without question, this text is the most comprehensive, well-written, and practical introductory research methods textbook available. Gall, Gall, & Borg have stood the test of time.”

–Susan N. Kushner Benson, University of Akron

“This is a very student-friendly text.”

–Ann Hassenpflug, University of Akron

Educational Research: An Introduction, Eighth Edition, is the most comprehensive and widely respected text for scholars and for the preparation of graduate level students who need to understand educational research in depth and who may conduct original research for a dissertation or thesis. A comprehensive introduction to the major research methods and types of data analysis used today, this text provides detailed coverage of all facets of research, from the epistemology of quantitative and qualitative scientific inquiry to the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of a completed study.

New To This Edition:

  • New or revised sections on important topics such as hierarchical linear modeling, mixed methods research, the increasingly diverse range of genres and emphasis on justice-seeking perspectives in qualitative research, policies for protection of human subjects, the establishment of the Institute of Education Sciences, and changes in the ERIC system.
  • Illustration of research concepts and procedures are provided through descriptions of their use in recently published studies on such contemporary educational problems as the achievement gap, diversity in education, curriculum standards, and school accountability.
  • All citations have been updated to reflect new book editions and recent authoritative publications on key topics.
  • Reorganization of selected chapters to improve topic organization and comprehensibility.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 7 edition (July 29, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321081897
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321081896
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #484,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on September 27, 2000
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This book is good for any college student in need of guidance on how to conduct research. The chapters are well sequenced, the topics flowing from the previous ones. Each start with an overview and the objectives of the chapter, and finish with a "self-check list" (in the form of a multiple choice quizz) to help the reader know if she/he understood what was read. Also, any new vocabulary is highlighted and defined in the glossary. The authors even put a suggestion sheet at the end of the book for when they write the next edition (I thought it was "cute" yet scientific the way they did this; if you get the book, you'll know what I mean!).
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This book is a terrific introductory resource for any student of education. It explains in clear and easy-to-understand terms the mechanics and process of educational research. Difficult concepts are within the reach of any college student thanks to Gall, Gall, and Borg's writing.

However, there are a few problems with their text. Some of their statistics explanations are incorrect, and they even go so far as to explicitly recommend using ANCOVA in inappropriate situations. They also do not explain reliability and validity with enough detail to avoid common misconceptions in the field.

As a student, I'm glad that this text is so accessible, but I'm even more thankful that I have the statistics background to notice the errors in the text. Most of my classmates, though, aren't so lucky. They will be seriously misled by this otherwise great textbook.
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As a life long learner, an experienced practioner and graduate student (again), I throughly enjoy my professional library. However, I have two books that I would never have purchased if I had not had to - Editions 7 and 8 of Educational Research. This is a mind-numbing traditional textbook. The authors write with an officious, academic style. While they have tried to incorporate qualitiatve research into their work, the positivist bias is so strong that it comes across as condensending. Also as an older learner, I find the type set and page layout difficult to read. There are so many better books, I would not buy this one if you can avoid it.
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I bought this book for a course I'm now taking. I've been reading it for 5 weeks now and the cover and spine are separating. Very poor quality for a text that sells for well over $100.
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I purchased this book used, and the price was excellent. I was surprised that the book appeared to be new when it arrived (although I did find one page that had underlining written on it). However, after a few days the book started to fall apart. Now that I am three weeks into my course, I am ready to just put all the pages into a binder as they will not stay put. On top of that, I have found errors in the text. Specifically, I noted an incorrect answer in the Self-Check section in the back, so I informed my classmates. It seems that I have a first printing of the text, and some errors have been corrected for subsequent printings, but I have no way of know what corrections have been made. It seems like an errata sheet should have bee published and provided. (The books of some of my classmates did NOT have the wrong answers in the back, and that is a true indication that corrections were made in later printings of the same edition.) I do plan to contact the publisher to ask about an errata sheet, and I recommend anyone purchasing this text used do the same.
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This was a used book and well priced. All the material was there, but within days, the first section began to fall out. This was true for my classmates as well, so it must be a flaw with this particular printing.
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Helpful in explaining the process of developing a valid and reliable research project including statistical designs for analysis of data.
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This book does a decent job at what it claims...As for the print and binding quality, I will have to rate that pretty poor. Mine has not fallen apart yet, but I have several friends who used the same book for class, and pages are already falling out. Unfortunately, if you have to get the book, I'm not sure there's a way around this, but it's something to expect. It is not (and does not proport to be) an introduction to research generally. It is an intro do Education/Psychology type research involving human subjects. Some of the information such as how to find a journal article you could just find out from a librarian, or by searching around online a bit, but there is a lot of terminology relating to epistemologies, and other field-specific terms for Education/Psyc type research. Overall a decent book, takes a while to get through, but not difficult material by any means.
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