"An outstanding resource to educators everywhere. This is a book that will strengthen educational practice for teachers, administrators, university faculty, and anyone with a vested interested in student learning. The book provides the foundation knowledge about research design in general (which I think is a vital piece) but takes the reader right to the specifics of action research. This is a great professional resource for teachers. I would welcome the opportunity to use it with students." (Jill C. Miels 2005-05-05)
About the Author
Craig A. Mertler has been an educator for 30 years, 20 of those in higher education. He is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the EdD Program in Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. He teaches doctoral courses focused on the application of action research to promote educator empowerment, school improvement, and job-embedded professional development and also teaches quantitative research methods, introductory statistical analysis, multivariate statistical analysis, and educational assessment methods. He is the author of 20 books, four invited book chapters, 18 refereed journal articles, two instructors’ manuals, and numerous nonrefereed articles and manuscripts. He has also presented more than 35 research papers at professional meetings around the country as well as internationally. He conducts workshops for in-service educational professionals (at all levels) on classroom-based action research and on the broad topic of classroom assessment. His primary research and consulting interests include classroom-based action research, data-driven educational decision making, professional learning communities, and classroom teachers’ assessment literacy. Before teaching and researching at the university level, he taught high school biology and earth science and also coached track and volleyball. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling with his family and playing golf. Dr. Mertler can be reached at Craig. Mertler@asu.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org for consulting, professional development, and speaking engagements.