This new edition ofEducational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applicationsmaintains the strong yet accessible coverage you expect. The reorganized text reflects a more balanced coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Unique features of this revised edition include: An Approachable Text Your Students Won't Mind Reading--and Will Want to Keep The accessible writing style, clear explanations, and humorous tone demystify the research process. Eleven cumulative "Tasks" throughout the book provide practice and skill development in doing research, step by step. Expanded Coverage of Qualitative Research and Action Research Chapter 6, "Characteristics of Qualitative Research," is new to this edition. Chapter 9, "Action Research," is revised and expanded. More Than 30 Articles Provided in the Package (Text, Student Study Guide, and Website) Articles are accompanied by a variety of pedagogical aids to help students learn to read research. Chapter 18, "Evaluation of a Research Report," provides a framework for critiquing research.Gay, L. R. is the author of 'Educational Research Competencies for Analysis and Application', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130994639 and ISBN 0130994634.