Introduction to Educational Research

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Introduction to Educational Research, Second Edition.

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.


The Second Edition of Introduction to Educational Research expertly guides readers through the steps of the research methods process to help them plan and compose their first educational research project. With a conversational writing style, author Craig A. Mertler covers all aspects of the research process and addresses a wide range of research methodologies, including: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed-Methods, and Action Research. No prior familiarity with the principles, procedures, or terminology of educational research is required, allowing novice students to clearly understand research concepts and learn to effectively apply them in their own studies.


We gratefully acknowledge Craig A. Mertler for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Amy Foxman of University of North Texas and Hailey Gillen Hoke of Weber State University for developing the ancillaries on this site.