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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.

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East West Integrated Health Symposium to be held November 3

On: 18 Oct 2016 12:00
East Carolina University faculty, staff, and students who are interested in discussing and learning more about integrated health should plan to attend the East West Integrated Health Symposium from 1:30-4:00 pm on November 3, 2016 at the ECU Heart Institute. The symposium was proposed and arranged by the ECU Clinic Consortium and features a keynote address from Dr. Christine Moravec, a Staff Research Scientist and Director of Basic Research in the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure within the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Continue reading →

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Counselor Education Program welcomes new faculty

On: 17 Oct 2016 16:56
The Counselor Education Program is excited to have two new tenure-track faculty join the program Dr. Avent received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling and Counselor Education and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio for three years prior to coming to ECU. Her research interests include: examining the role of religion/spirituality in African American mental health Continue reading →

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“Most Likely to Succeed” film screening inspires students and faculty

On: 06 Oct 2016 16:00
On Sept. 27th, the College of Education held a film screening of Most Likely to Succeed. The 82 people in the audience were a mixture of faculty and students.  Most Likely to Succeed aims to help all schools re-imagine their purpose and create learning experiences that prepare kids for life in the 21st Century. The film has been shown at multiple film festivals including Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival. These screenings create a space for meaningful and necessary discussion between educators, administrators, parents, and students about how steps Continue reading →

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ECU College of Education honors scholarship recipients and donors

On: 19 Sep 2016 17:23
More than 100 students in East Carolina University’s College of Education have received a record amount of scholarship support for the upcoming academic year. This year, more than $550,000 in merit and need-based scholarships was distributed to 106 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education students. The awards range from $250 to $20,000 with some open to all education students while others are earmarked for specific education majors or programs. “Attracting the best students and ensuring access to an East Carolina University education rank among our highest Continue reading →

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SODM Credential Group Spring 2016 – Edited

COE Adult Education Program partners with School of Dental Medicine

On: 12 May 2016 20:00
The COE Adult Education Program has partnered with the School of Dental Medicine on a program to provide adult education courses to School of Dental Medicine faculty.  SODM Faculty in this photo completed three graduate-level courses in adult education over the past year, and each earned a graduate credential in Education in the Healthcare Professions.  All are continuing with their coursework to complete a graduate certificate in Education in the Healthcare Professions.  This partnership was organized up by Dr. Steve Schmidt, Associate Professor of Adult Education, and Drs. Geri Continue reading →

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