Welcome to the Companion Website

The SAGE edge site for An Introduction to Educational Research by Chad R. Lochmiller and Jessica N. Lester offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


An Introduction to Educational Research: Connecting Methods to Practice aims to offer a balanced discussion across research methodologies and to present the basics of the research process in a way that is relevant to students currently immersed in professional practice. Recognizing the relationship between problems of practice and educational research, An Introduction to Educational Research adopts a practice-first orientation, engaging practitioner-scholars by providing examples relevant to their work. This text provides students with an introduction to educational research in a way that aligns with their professional experiences and illuminates the ever-present connections between these experiences and educational research, to help them see research as a tool they can use to improve classrooms, schools, districts, and educational organizations.


We gratefully acknowledge Chad R. Lochmiller and Jessica N. Lester for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Colleen Chesnut and Gina Mosier of Indiana University for developing the ancillaries on this site.