Educational Research Methods

This page is intended as a starting point for understanding the basics of various research methods used in education.

 

Literature Review

Webster, J., & Watson, R. T. (2002). Analyzing the past to prepare for the future: Writing a literature review. MIS quarterly, xiii-xxiii.

Qualitative

Thematic analysis

Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology3(2), 77-101.

Content analysis

Hsieh, H. F., & Shannon, S. E. (2005). Three approaches to qualitative content analysis. Qualitative health research15(9), 1277-1288.

Case studies

Baxter, P., & Jack, S. (2008). Qualitative case study methodology: Study design and implementation for novice researchers. The qualitative report13(4), 544-559.

Flyvbjerg, B. (2006). Five misunderstandings about case-study research. Qualitative inquiry12(2), 219-245.

Phenomonology

Malterud, K. (2012). Systematic text condensation: a strategy for qualitative analysis. Scandinavian journal of public health40(8), 795-805.

Mixed Methods

Johnson, R. B., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2004). Mixed methods research: A research paradigm whose time has come. Educational researcher33(7), 14-26.

Ivankova, N. V., Creswell, J. W., & Stick, S. L. (2006). Using mixed-methods sequential explanatory design: From theory to practice. Field methods18(1), 3-20.