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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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From the TRC…3D Printing Now Available to ECU Community

On: 01 Oct 2015 12:31
It’s the first Thursday of the month and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight an instructional technology resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center (TRC) has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. Our first post of the school year highlights a new service in Joyner Library, 3D printing! Do you know how common […]

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College of Education hosts Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute

On: 29 Sep 2015 16:21
East Carolina University’s College of Education hosted its second Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on Sept. 12 for close to 100 pre-service and in-service teacher educators from the Latham Clinical Schools Network, a privately funded partnership program that supports the enhancement of 39 school systems in eastern North Carolina. As an expert in the field […]

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College of Education awards more than $475,000 in scholarships to ECU students

On: 16 Sep 2015 21:20
East Carolina University’s College of Education has awarded $476,000 in scholarships to 78 outstanding students for the 2015-2016 school year. A total of 95 scholarships and awards, ranging from $250 to $20,000, were presented. Several students received multiple scholarships. Recipients were honored Aug. 28 at the ECU College of Education Scholarship Recipient and Donor Recognition […]

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Upcoming Professional Development Offering: Instructional Design for Online Student Success

On: 14 Sep 2015 16:19
The NEW Instructional Design for Online Student Success professional development series will focus on motivating and retaining online learners by developing a course that incorporates interactive tools, student collaboration and a variety of assessment activities. Topics will also include strategies for creating and fostering a sense of community in online or blended courses. The first […]

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Celebrate International Literacy Day

Celebrate International Literacy Day

On: 04 Sep 2015 17:24
Faculty in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education are thrilled to celebrate International Literacy Day on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. #ILD2015 #ECUREAD International Literacy Day helps bring our attention to the nearly 800 million adults worldwide who cannot read, write, or perform simple math calculations. This is a time when groups […]

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