Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Education Research. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Graph Paper Composition Notebook: Grid Paper, Quad Ruled, 109 Sheets, 8.5x11

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

This 8.5 x 11 in graph paper composition notebook is composed of 109 blank quad ruled pages. It's a great notebook for designers, math and science students, engineers, creating sketches, stitching patterns, floor plans and more!

  • Author: Adisan Books
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 11, 2021)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 979-8502311670
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches


2. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

This bestselling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and new co author J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions; key elements of the research process; a review of the literature; an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. New to this Edition Updated discussion on designing a proposal for a research project and on the steps in designing a research study.   Additional content on epistemological and ontological positioning in relation to the research question and chosen methodology and method.  Additional updates on the transformative worldview.  Expanded coverage on specific approaches such as case studies, participatory action research, and visual methods.  Additional information about social media, online qualitative methods, and mentoring and reflexivity in qualitative methods.  Incorporation of action research and program evaluation in mixed methods and coverage of the latest advances in the mixed methods field Additional coverage on qualitative and quantitative data analysis software in the respective methods chapters.  Additional information about causality and its relationship to statistics in quantitative methods.  Incorporation of writing discussion sections into each of the three methodologies.  Current references and additional readings are included in this new edition.

  • Author: John W. Creswell
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 5th edition (January 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1506386706
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.69 x 10 inches


3. The Emotions Book: A Little Story About Big Emotions (Brave Kids Press)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

Help your child self-regulate their emotions. The Emotions Books: A Little Story About BIG Feelings teaches emotional control and how to effectively act when faced with overwhelming feelings or challenging circumstances. Throughout this vibrant story, Louie, a brave little elephant, teaches children that when they experience big feelings, their body and mind are simply telling them something; perhaps a hug is needed or they need to take a break and breath. Focusing on four primary emotions: anger, sadness, frustration, and happiness - children will learn to welcome their feelings and listen to them instead of impulsively reacting. Managing big emotions can help children act effectively and solve conflict independently while working their way back to a calm, happy state. The Emotions Book: A Little Story About BIG Feelings is the 5th book in its series and follows the theme of helping children find their inner bravery by navigating change, transitions, and new feelings. The 4 BIG Emotions: Anger: An intense, heightened emotion can often be overwhelming to children and can lead to adverse reactions when not understanding the core reason why they feel this way. When in a fiery state, children need to learn to stop and breathe before reacting. Calming and self-soothing oneself is an essential first step. Sadness: An emotional pain associated with feelings of loss, despair, grief, helplessness, and disappointment. Sadness can be especially hard for a child when they don't have comfort or understanding of why their feeling this way or that it's simply OK to feel sad sometimes. Frustration: An emotional response to conflict or opposition. Frustration can often occur from being unable to solve a problem, experiencing a roadblock, or annoyance. Frustration in a child can often lead to anger and adverse reactions if one does not take caution. Stopping to take a break is often a great way to prevent irritation and pivot. Happiness: An emotional state characterized by feelings of satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment. When a child is happy, they are often calm and ready to learn. Teaching children techniques like breathing, stopping, and realizing the core of their feelings is a critical way to get back to feeling happy. Through the Brave Kid Press book series, your child will learn: ✓ The importance of trying something new. ✓ How to self-regulate BIG emotions. ✓ That bravery lies within and we can access it at any time. ✓ The importance and benefits of curiosity and being open-minded. ✓ Overcoming new challenges can often lead to even more fun and adventure! ✓ How to find security with change in a new environment. ✓ That sleep is essential for everyone and allows us to have more fun when we're awake. ✓ The importance of consistency. Grit and perseverance help challenges become easier with time. ✓ The incredible feeling of conquering hard things! ✓ That kindness always wins. About the Author Liz has had a passion for art, creativity, and reading since she was a little girl. After graduating with a BA in Graphic Design and Fine Arts from The University of San Francisco, Liz decided she wanted to pursue a career involving her love for creativity and the arts. After many business ideas, tears, late nights, and too much coffee - she established Brave Kid Press featuring a brave little elephant named Louie.

  • Author: Liz Fletcher
  • Publisher: Louie's Little Lessons (January 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0998193694
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.07 x 9.25 inches


4. The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

Guided reading experts, Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne, provide teachers with clear, concise, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials and activities to use to help students become proficient word solvers and independent readers.  Works with the familiar Next Step Forward lesson plan framework from Richardson's best-selling Next Step Forward in Guided Reading.  Uses a gradual release of responsibility approach that guides students to independent word solving. Introduces readers to not just one approach to phonics and word study—but six. Includes more than 250 ready-to-use word study lessons, leveled from pre-A–Z.

  • Author: Jan Richardson
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching


5. The Dissertation Journey: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation (Updated)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

How to reach the pinnacle of academic achievement The dissertation is a tough mountain to climb; half of all doctoral students never make it to the top. To overcome the practical, social, and psychological obstacles along the way, you need a knowledgeable guide and the right tools. This comprehensive how-to guide to developing and writing a quality dissertation provides: Expanded and updated coverage of crucial topics such as conducting a literature review, dissertation support groups, and harnessing technology to conduct research Progress tracking tools, sample forms, resource lists, and other user-friendly elements Thoroughly updated and revised chapters with the most current need-to-know information

  • Author: Carol Roberts
  • Publisher: Corwin; Third Edition (Revised Edition) (October 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1506373317
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.55 x 10 inches


6. The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

We all want our children to reach their fullest potential - to be smart and well adjusted, and to make a difference in the world. We wonder why, for some people, success seems to come so naturally. Could the secret be how they were parented? This book unveils how parenting helped shape some of the most fascinating people you will ever encounter, by doing things that almost any parent can do. You don't have to be wealthy or influential to ensure your child reaches their greatest potential. What you do need is commitment - and the strategies outlined in this book. In The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children , Harvard economist Ronald Ferguson, named in a New York Times profile as the foremost expert on the US educational "achievement gap," along with award-winning journalist Tatsha Robertson, reveal an intriguing blueprint for helping children from all types of backgrounds become successful adults. Informed by hundreds of interviews, the book includes never-before-published insights from the "How I was Parented Project" at Harvard University, which draws on the varying life experiences of 120 Harvard students. Ferguson and Robertson have isolated a pattern with eight roles of the "Master Parent" that make up the Formula: the Early Learning Partner, the Flight Engineer, the Fixer, the Revealer, the Philosopher, the Model, the Negotiator, and the GPS Navigational Voice. The Formula combines the latest scientific research on child development, learning, and brain growth and illustrates with life stories of extraordinary individuals - from the Harvard-educated Ghanian entrepreneur who, as the young child of a rural doctor, was welcomed in his father's secretive late-night political meetings; to the nation's youngest state-wide elected official, whose hardworking father taught him math and science during grueling days on the family farm in Kentucky; to the DREAMer immigration lawyer whose low-wage mother pawned her wedding ring to buy her academically outstanding child a special flute. The Formula reveals strategies on how you - regardless of race, class, or background - can help your children become the best they can be and shows ways to maximize their chances for happy and purposeful lives.

  • Author: Ronald F. Ferguson
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching, Education Theory, Research


7. Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics: North American Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

With an exciting new look, math diagnostic tool, and a research roadmap to navigate projects, this new edition of Andy Field ’s award-winning text offers a unique combination of humor and step-by-step instruction to make learning statistics compelling and accessible to even the most anxious of students. The Fifth Edition takes students from initial theory to regression, factor analysis, and multilevel modeling, fully incorporating IBM SPSS Statistics© version 25 and fascinating examples throughout.

  • Author: Andy Field
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 5th edition (November 22, 2017)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1526436566
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.3 x 10.9 inches


8. The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

"Jim Knight is one of the wise men of coaching. His well is deep; he draws from it the best tools from practitioners, the wisdom of experience, and research-based insights. And he never loses sight of the bigger picture: the point of all this is to have more impact in this life we′re lucky enough to live." ―MICHAEL BUNGAY STANIER, Author of The Coaching Habit "Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance. Jim Knight’s work has helped me understand the details of how effective coaching can and should be done." ―DR. ATUL GAWANDE, surgeon, public health researcher, and author of The Checklist Manifesto   Identify . . . Learn . . . Improve When it comes to improving practice, few professional texts can rival the impact felt by Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching . For hundreds of thousands of educators, Jim bridged the long-standing divide between staff room and classroom offering up a much a more collaborative, respectful, and efficient PD model for achieving instructional excellence. Now, one decade of research and hundreds of in-services later, Jim takes that work a significant step further with The Impact Cycle : an all-new instructional coaching cycle to help teachers and, in turn, their students improve in clear, measurable ways.  Quintessential Jim, The Impact Cycle comes loaded with every possible tool to help you reach your coaching goals, starting with a comprehensive video program, robust checklists, and a model Instructional Playbook. Quickly, you’ll learn how to  Interact and dialogue with teachers as partners Guide teachers to identify emotionally compelling, measurable, and student-focused goals Set coaching goals, plan strategies, and monitor progress for optimal impact Use documentary-style video and text-based case studies as models to promote maximum teacher clarity and proactive problem solving Streamline teacher enrollment, data collection, and deep listening Jim writes, "When we grow, improve, and learn, when we strive to become a better version of ourselves, we tap into something deep in ourselves that craves that kind of growth." Read The Impact Cycle and soon you’ll discover how you can continually refine your practice to help teachers and students realize their fullest potential. View Jim Knight’s Impact Cycle video trailer:

  • Author: Jim Knight
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching


9. Tracing Your Family's Genealogical History By Records: First Edition Instructional Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

According to the hundreds of emails and multiple great comments on my YouTube channel that I have received, people have been asking me the almost identical question, as to how would they go about tracing their family’s genealogical background by records. Some of these people have stated that they have attempted to start their own research, but they tend to quit abruptly due to the lack of supporting instructions or directions as to where they should look next. Also, I took notice to many people stating that they have since researched the information and sources that I have previously presented, concerning those famously known genealogy DNA testing companies, who are blatantly and consistently producing fictitious test results, but promoting the results as if they are creditable and factual records of information, surrounding your actual genealogical historic background. When that is absolutely not true. Those constant contacts from people that I have received, led me to put together this very informative instructional reference book that will assist those in need of guidelines, as to how the beautiful journey of learning and researching one’s historic background should go step by step from start to finish.

  • Author: Dane Calloway
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 4, 2016)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1074653224
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.23 x 10 inches


10. From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Research - August 2021

While courses in Bible and theology typically require research papers, particularly at the graduate level, very few include training in research. Professors have two options: use valuable class time to teach students as much as they can, or lower their standards with the understanding that students cannot be expected to complete tasks for which they have never been prepared. From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research offers a third option. This affordable and accessible tool walks students through the process, focusing on five steps: finding direction, gathering sources, understanding issues, entering discussion and establishing a position. Its goal is to take students directly from a research assignment to a research argument ―in other words, from topic to thesis.

  • Author: Michael Kibbe
  • Publisher: IVP Academic (December 31, 2015)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0830851317
  • Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.9 inches