Welcome to the Companion Website

The SAGE edge site for Introduction to Educational Research by Craig A. Mertler 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.


Introduction to Educational Research guides readers through the various steps of the research methods process to help plan and compose their first educational research project. Through comprehensive chapter content and in-text exercises, readers learn how to prepare a research plan, gather and analyze data, address research questions and hypotheses, and organize reports of their projects. The book is practical and student-friendly; Dr. Craig A. Mertler uses a conversational writing style with non-technical language to help students clearly understand and apply research concepts with no prior familiarity with the principles, procedures, or terminology.


We gratefully acknowledge Craig A. Mertler for writing an excellent text and for his involvement in creating the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to J.S. Craven and Audra Perry, both of Delta State University; Jenifer Crawford of the USC Rossier School of Education; and Alicia Fernandez of California State University, Fullerton for creating the ancillary materials on this site.