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General Research Sources

Adams, K. A., & Lawrence, E. K. (2018). Research methods, statistics, and applications (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Adams, K. A., & Lawrence, E. K. (2018). Student study guide with IBM SPSS workbook: Research methods, statistics, and applications (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Bazeley, P., & Jackson, K. (2014). Qualitative data analysis with NVIVO (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.  

Barone, T., & Eisner, E. W. (2012). Arts based research. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Bogdan, R. C. & Biklen, S. K.  (2011). Qualitative research for education: An introduction to theory and methods (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Chappuis, J., Stiggins, R. J., Chappuis, S., & Arter, J. A. (2011). Classroom assessment for students learning: Doing it right—using it well (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. 

Chilisa, B. (2012). Indigenous research methodologies. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2011). Research methods in education (7th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Creswell, J. W. (2014). A concise introduction to mixed methods research. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Creswell, J. W. (2014). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Czarniawska, B. (2014). Social science research: From field to desk. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Denzin, N. K., & Lincoln, Y. S. (Eds.). (2018). The SAGE handbook of qualitative research. (5th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Hesse-Biber, S. N. (Ed.). (2012). The handbook of feminist research: Theory and praxis (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.  

Holosko, M. J. (2012). Pocket glossary for commonly used research terms. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Lahman, M. K. E. (2018). Ethics in social science research: Becoming culturally responsive. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Leavy, P. (Ed.) (2018). Handbook of arts-based research. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Leavy, P. (2019). Spark. New York, NY: Guilford Press. 

Leavy, P., & Harris, A. (2018). Contemporary feminist research: From theory to practice. New York, NY: Guilford Press. 

Leedy, P. D., & Ormrod, J. E. (2010). Practical research: Planning and design (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.  

Lukenchuk, A. (Ed.). (2013). Paradigms of research for the 21st century: Perspectives and examples from practice. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

McMillan, J. H. (2010). Understanding and evaluating educational research (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. 

Morgan, D. L. (2014). Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods. A pragmatic approach. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Patton, M. Q. (2008). Utilization-focused evaluation (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Patton, M. Q. (2017). Principles-focused evaluation: The guide. New York, NY: Guilford Press. 

Ravid, R. (2015). Practical statistics for educators (5th ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Ravid, R., & Oyer, E. (2011). Study guide for practical statistics for educators (4th ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Saldaña, J. (2015). Thinking qualitatively: Methods of mind. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Schwandt, T. A. (2015). The SAGE dictionary of qualitative inquiry (4th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Silverman, D. (2014). Doing qualitative research: A practical handbook (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Stanczak, G. C. (2007). Visual research methods: Image, society, and representation. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Steinberg, S. R., & Cannella, G. S. (Eds.). (2012). Critical qualitative researcher: Reader. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Stoecker, R. (2013). Research methods for community change: A project-based approach (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.  

Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, C. B. (Eds.). (2010). SAGE handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Vogot, W. P., Vogot, E. R., & Haeffele, L. M. (2014). Selecting the right analyses for your data: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. New York: Guilford Press. 

 

Action and Practitioner Research

Anderson, G. L. (2007). Studying your own school: An educator’s guide to practitioner action research (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 

Atweh, B., Kemmis, S., & Weeks, P. (Eds.) (2005). Action research in practice: Partnerships for social justicein education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Burnaford, G., Fischer, J., & Hobson, D. (2001). Teachers doing research: Practical possibilities (2nd ed.).Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Caro-Bruce, C., Flessner, R., Klehr, M., & Zeichner, K. (2007). Creating equitable classrooms through action research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Dana, N. F., & Yendol-Hoppey, D. (2014). The reflective educator’s guide to classroom research: Learning to teach and teaching to learn through practitioner inquiry (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Efron, S. E., & Ravid, R. (2019). Action research in education: A practical guide (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press

Hacker, K. (2014). Community-based participatory research. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Hendricks, C. (2009). Improving schools through action research: A comprehensive guide (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Herr, K., & Anderson, G. L. (2015). The action research dissertation: A guide for students and faculty (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Ivankova, N. V. (2015). Mixed methods applications in action research: From methods to community action. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Kemmis, S., McTaggart, R., & Nixon, R. (2014). The action research planner: Doing critical participatory action research. New York, NY: Springer. 

James, E. A., Milenkiewicz, M. T., & Bucknam, A. (2008). Participatory action research for educational leadership: Using data driven decision making to improve schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Johnson, A. P. (2008). A short guide to action research (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Leavy, P. (2017). Research design: Quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research approaches. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

McNiff, J. (2018) Action research: All you need to know. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

McNiff, J. (2016). You and your action research project. New York, NY: Routledge. 

McNiff, J., & Whitehead, J. (2009). Doing and writing action research. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.  

Mills, G. E. (2011). Action research: A guide for the teacher researcher (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. 

Mitchell, C., De Lange, N., & Moletsane, R. (2018). Participatory visual methodologies: Social change, community, and policy. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Sagor, R. (2011). The action research guidebook: A four-stage process for educators and school teams. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Slator, J. J., & Ravid, R. (Eds.). Collaboration in education. New York, NY: Routledge. 

Slator, J. J., Ravid, R., & Reardon, R. M. (Eds.) (2016). Building and maintaining collaborative communities: Schools, university, and community organizations. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.  

Stringer, E. T. (2014). Action research (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

St. John, E. P., Lijana, K. C., & Musoba, G. D. (2017). Using action inquiry in engaged research: A professional guide. Sterling, VA: Stylus.  

 

Representative Journals

Action Researcher

American Educational Research Journal

American Journal of Education

Critical Inquiry

Educational Action Research Journal

Educational Studies  

Elementary School Journal

Exceptional Children

Harvard Educational Review 

Identity: International Journal of Theory and Research

International Journal of Arts Based Research

Journal of Educational Research  

Learning Disability Quarterly  

Methodological Innovations 

Qualitative Inquiry

Reflective Practice

Sociology of Education

Storytelling, Self, Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies 

Teachers College Record

Women’s Studies

 

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