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Bolker, J. (1998). Writing your dissertation in fifteen minutes a day: A guide to starting, writing, and revising your doctoral thesis. New York: Henry Holt & Co.

Davis, G. B. (1997). Writing your doctoral dissertation: A systematic approach. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Galvan, J. (2004). Writing literature reviews: A guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences.(2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.

Glatthorn, A. A., & Joyner, R. L. (2005). Writing the winning dissertation—A step-by-step guide (2nd ed.). Thousand, Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Madsen, D. (1992). Successful dissertations and theses: A guide to graduate student research from proposal to completion. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Meloy, J. M. (1994). The qualitative dissertation: Understanding by doing. Hillburn, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Rudestam, K. E. & Newton, R. R. (2001). Surviving your dissertation: A comprehensive guide to content and process. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Press.

Sternberg, D. (1981). How to complete and survive a doctoral dissertation. New York: St. Marin's Press.

Thomas, R. M., & Brubaker, D. L. (2000). Theses and dissertations: A guide to planning, research, and writing. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.

Anderson, T., & Kanuka, H. (2003). E-research: Methods, strategies, and issues. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Babbie, E. (2004). The practice of social research. (10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson.

Coleman, M. & Briggs, A. (2002). Research methods in educational leadership and management. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Creswell, J. W. (2005). Educational research: Planning conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

Franenkel, J. R. & Wallen, N. E. (2003). How to design and evaluate research in education (5th ed.). Boston: McGraw Hill.

Gall, Joyce P., Gall, M.D., & Borg, Walter R. (2005). Applying educational research: A practical guide (5th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education.

Gay, L. R. & Airasian, P. (2000). Educational research: Competencies for analysis and application (6th ed.). Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Schloss, P. J. & Smith, M. A. (1999). Conducting research. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Schutt, R. K. (2006). Investigating the social world: The process and practice of research (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Stanfield, II , J. H. & Dennis, R. M., eds. (1993). Race and ethnicity in research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Vierra, A., Pollock, J, & Golez, F. (1998). Reading education research (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Frankfort-Nachmias, C. & Leon-Guerrero. (2006). Statistics for a diverse society (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Huck, S. W. (2004). Reading Statistics and Research. (4th ed.). New York: Pearson Education.

Jaeger, R. M. (1993). Statistics: A spectator sport (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Phillips, J. L. (2000). How to think about statistics. (6th ed.). New York: Owl Books.

Rowntree, D. (1981).Statistics without tears: A primer for non-mathematicians. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.


Andrews, F. M., Klem, L., Davidson, T. N., O'Malley, P. M., & Rodgers, W. L. (1981). A guide for selecting statistical techniques for analyzing social science data (2nd ed.). Ann Arbor, MI: The Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan.

Sommer, B. & Sommer, R. (1997). A practical guide to behavioral research: Tools and techniques (4th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Suter, W. N. (2006). Introduction to educational research: a critical thinking approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Applied Research

Hedrick, T. E., Bickman, L., & Rog, D. J. (1993). Applied research design: A practical guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.


Fowler, Jr., F. J. (1993). Survey research methods (2nd ed.).Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishers.

Nardi, P. M. (2003). Doing survey research: A guide to quantitative methods. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Rea, L. M. & Parker, R. A. (1997). Designing and conducting survey research: A comprehensive guide (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.


Turner, J. R. & Thayer, J. F. (2001). Introduction to analysis of variance: design, analysis, & interpretation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Lomax, R. G. (1998). Statistical concepts: A second course for education and the behavioral sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Regression Analysis

Lomax, R. G. (1998). Statistical concepts: A second course for education and the behavioral sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Pedhazur, E. J. (1997). Multiple regression in behavioral research: Explanation and prediction (3rd ed.). Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers.

Logistic Regression Analysis

Demaris, A. (1992). Logit modeling: Practical applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

O'Connell, A. A. (2006). Logistic regression models for ordinal response variables. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Pampel, F.C. (2000). Logistic regression: A primer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Multilevel Analysis

Kreft, I. & de Leeuw, J. (2006). Introducing multilevel modeling. Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publishers.

Luke, D. A. (2004). Multilevel modeling. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Snijders, T. A. B. & Bokser, R. J. (1999). Multilevel analysis: An introduction to basic and advanced multilevel modeling. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Experimental Design

Christensen, L. B. (2001). Experimental methodology (8th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Cook, T. D. (1999). Considering the major arguments against random assignment: An analysis of the intellectual culture surrounding evaluation in American schools of education. IPR Working Paper No.WP-99-02. Retrieved from


Green, S. B., & Salkind, N. J. (2005). Using SPSS for windows and Macintosh: analyzing and understanding data (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Pallant, J. (2001). SPSS survival manual. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.

Shannon, D. M., & Davenport, M. A. (2001). Using SPSS to solve statistical problems—A self-instruction guide. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill, Prentice-Hall.

Voelkl, K. E., & Gerber, S. B. (1999). Using SPSS for windows: Data analysis and graphics. Renesselaer, NY: Springer.


Delwiche, L. D. & Slaughter, S.J. (1996). The little SAS book: A primer (2nd ed.). Cary, NC: The SAS Institute.

Elliott, R.J. (2000). Learning SAS in the computer lab (2nd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbury Press.


Bogdan, R. C. & Biklen, S. K. (1992). Qualitative research for education: An introduction to theory and methods (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Creswell, J.W. (1998). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five traditions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Denzin, N.K. & Lincoln, Y.S.(2003). The landscape of qualitative research: Theories and issues. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Denzin, N.K. & Lincoln, Y.S.(2000). The Sage handbook of qualitative research (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Glesne, C. (2006). Becoming qualitative researchers: An introduction (3rd ed.). Boston: Pearson.

Patton, M. Q. (2002). Qualitative research and evaluation methods (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Silverman, D. (2005). Doing qualitative research (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Slife, B. D. & Williams, R. N. (1995). What's behind the research? Discovering hidden assumptions in the behavioral sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.


Giorgi, A. (ed.). (1985). Phenomenology and psychological research. Pittsburgh: Dusquene University Press.

Moustskas, C. (1994). Phenomenological research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Polkinghorne, D. E. (1989). Phenomenological research methods. In R. S. Valle & S. Halling (Eds.), Existential-phenomenological perspectives in psychology (pp. 41-60). New York, Plenum.


Fetterman, D. M. (1989). Ethnography: Step by step. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publishers.

Hammersley, M. &Atkinson, P. (1995). Ethnography: Principles in practice (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge Press.

Van Maanen, J.(1988). Tales of the field: On writing ethnography.Chicago:University of Chicago Press

Narrative/ Biography

Denzin, N. K. (1989). Interpretative biography. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publishers.

Lomask, M. (1986). The biographer's craft. New York: Harper & Row.

Plummer, K. (1983). Documents of life: An introduction to the problems and literature of a humanistic method. London: George Allen & Unwin.

Grounded Theory

Strauss, A. & Corbin, J. (1990). Basics of qualitative research: Grounded theory procedures & techniques. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publishers.

Case Study

Merriam, S. B. (1998). Qualitative research and case study applications in education. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons.

Merriam, S. B. (1998). Case study research in education: A qualitative approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Stake, R. (1995). The art of case study research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Yin, R. (2003). Case study research: Design and methods (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.