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(Professors: For the long version of detailed changes, for users of the first edition, please click here.)

The following changes are of particular note:

• A new chapter introducing and comparing the three major methodological paradigms in educational research (Chapter 2: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research) has been added.

A new chapter on mixed research (Chapter 14) has been added to reflect the growing importance of this third major paradigm in educational research.

Every chapter now opens with a vignette that gains students’ attention and interest by providing them with a connection between current events and issues in the world of research.

Review questions appear at the end of major sections within each chapter, allowing students to quiz themselves and review key concepts continually.

New end-of-chapter materials have been added, including discussion questions, additional exercises, links to relevant websites, and suggested readings to provide students more opportunities to extend learning and to apply the lessons.

Content-specific search terms appear in the margins throughout the text and exercises appear at the end of each chapter, prompting students to practice their research skills using the powerful online research tool, Research Navigator.

The latest changes to the APA Publication Manual provide students with the most up-to-date information about how to prepare a research report (Chapter 18).

A special set of appendixes contains abstracts of journal articles representing each of the research approaches discussed in Educational Research, second edition: a quantitative article, a qualitative article, and a mixed research article. The full-length articles can be accessed on the Companion Website for Educational Research, second edition, at