B> A classic in its field, Research Methods in Education retains the clear, concise writing style and organization that has made the book so popular. It helps with the evaluation of research literature as well as the mastering of research methodology. It emphasizes the rationale for commonly used research procedures and their applications. The nature of educational research is outlined and the steps in the research process are clearly defined. Because identification of a research problem is so important, the entire second chapter is devoted to this topic. It has been updated with a new chapter on evaluating research papers, additional information on computers and software used in research, and a data disk consisting of three data sets that accompanies the text. The book is broad in scope covering both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as well as sampling designs, measurement, data collection, preparation of data sets for computer analysis, statistical procedures, and reports. For anyone interested in the research methodology for education and educational psychology.Wiersma, William is the author of 'Research Methods in Education' with ISBN 9780205127498 and ISBN 0205127495.