Undoubtedly, it has been the scientific method that sheds the most light on human beings, who are in search of understanding nature and discovering the unknown, in this process. The scientific method has gone through different phases throughout history; It has taken many years for a scientific research process on which scientists have agreed to become clear. In this process, science was influenced by different philosophies and different approaches emerged. Although the positivist perspective of science and social sciences is common, post-positivist, social constructivist and pragmatist perspectives in social sciences are also accepted as a scientific approach. Educational sciences under the umbrella of social sciences also follow the methodology in social sciences. Educational scientists need to have a command of scientific methodology as well as their own field. The books to be published in this field are important in terms of meeting the needs of educational researchers. The "Research Methods in Education" book prepared in this context is a scientific research methods book enriched with examples and details in the field of education.
This book can be used as an undergraduate and graduate course book in Education Faculties and Institutes. Considering the scope and content of the book, it will be seen that it can be used as a textbook as well as an academic resource as a guide for education researchers. While the research methods books in the literature tend to focus on a single approach, each approach has been tried to be given in detail in this book.
The first part of the book covers the foundations of scientific research, ways of knowing, paradigms that guide scientific research processes, scientific research process and ethical rules. In the second part, the definition of the research problem and the literature review, sampling and sampling methods are discussed. In the third part of the book, research methods are presented in detail and each method is supported by an example from the field of education. In the fourth and fifth sections, respectively, data collection and analysis techniques are mentioned. In the last part of the book, the reporting of scientific research is presented in detail.