This book will be a practical, hands-on book for all undergraduate and graduate students who wish to learn how to conduct research. This book has several resources, examples, outlines, and case situations illustrating how to design a study and conduct research, especially educational research. This book is a no-nonsense approach that can be used by any educator - early childhood, elementary and secondary, pre-service teacher programs, in-service teacher development programs, and at the graduate university level in educational research courses. The research methods presented can be used by all educators in solving educational problems and making school improvements. While the book covers quantitative and quantitative methods, it especially focuses on action research a viable strategy for addressing educational issues and how it can also be fun and satisfying for an educator. Learn data collection methods, data analysis and interpretation, planning and initiating action, and evaluating research studies.