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2014FA_ED*6902*FR01A (FR) Guide

Course Readings

Fenesi, B., Sana, F., & Kim, J. A. (2014). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Combining the Use of Corrective Feedback and High-Level Practice Questions. Teaching Of Psychology, 41(2), 135-143.

Genesee, F. (2007). French immersion and at-risk students: A review of research evidence. Canadian Modern Language Review, 63, 655-687.

Hauser-Cram, P. (1983). Some Cautions in Synthesizing Research Studies. Educational Evaluation And Policy Analysis, 5(2), 155-62


Faculty Publications

Benjamin, A., & St. Clair, R.(2011). Performing Desires: The Dilemma of Aspirations and Educational Attainment. British Educational Research Journal, 37(3), 501-517.

Bourgoin, R. (2014). The Predictive Effects of L1 and L2 Early Literacy Indicators on Reading in French Immersion. Canadian Modern Language Review, 70(3), 355-380.

Dicks, J. & Bouthiliier, J. (2013). L'emploi d'un modèle d'enseignement systématique d'écriture: Une étude de cas en 7e année de l'immersion précoce. Canadian Modern Language Review, 69(3), 298-323.

Domene, J., Shapka, J. D. & Keating, D. P. (2006). Trajectories of Career Aspirations through Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Early Math Achievement as a Critical Filter. Educational Research And Evaluation, 12(4), 347-358.

Domene, J. (2010). Sense of “Calling”: An Organizing Principle for the Lives and Values of Young Women in University. Canadian Journal of Counselling. 44(1), 1-14.

Domene, J. F., Socholotiuk, K. D., & Young, R. A. (2011). The Early Stages of the Transition to Adulthood: Similarities and Differences between Mother-Daughter and Mother-Son Dyads. Qualitative Research In Psychology, 8(3), 273-291.

Hirschkorn, M. (2009). Student-Teacher Relationships and Teacher Induction: Ben's Story. Teacher Development, 13(3), 205-217.

Kristmanson, P., Dicks, J., Le Bouthillier, J., & Bourgoin, R. (2008). Exploring the teaching of writing through a professional learning community. Education Canada. Toronto, 48(3), 37.

Myers, S., White, C. (2012). "Listening with the third ear": An exploration of empathy in musical performance. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. 52(254).

Nason, P., & Whitty, P. (2007). Bringing Action Research to the Curriculum Development Process. Educational Action Research, 15(2), 271-281.

Saul, R. (2010). KevJumba and the Adolescence of YouTube. Educational Studies, 46(5), 457-477.

Sherman, A., MacDonald, L. (2007). Pre-service teachers' experiences with a science education module. Journal of Science Teacher Education. 18, 525-541.

Sloat, E., Beswick, J., & Wilms, D. (2010). Benefits, Challenges, and Lessons of Longitudinal Research Collaborations. Collaboration in Education EA Sloat, JF Beswick, JD Willms - Collaboration in Education. New York: Routledge.
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Video Tutorials

Literature Search Quickstart

A workbook and step-by-step guide to forming searches that translate well from your mind to the machine's


How to search ERIC (Education Resource Information Centre database) on both the EBSCO and ProQuest platforms:

Google Scholar

Using Google Scholar as a UNB student in order to link results to the fulltext of journal articles and to export citations to RefWorks:

Document Delivery

How to submit a request for the full text (i.e., content) of articles to which UNB Libraries does not provide access. "Document delivered" articles are sent to you via email links.


Exporting references from ERIC (and other EBSCO databases) to RefWorks:

Once your references are in RefWorks: working with folders and generating bibliographies

Write-N-Cite 4 for adding in-text citation from RefWorks to MS Word documents:


Searching for e-Books on Research Methods in Education:

eBrary: Creating an account, annotating books, exporting citations to RefWorks:

EBSCO: Downloading e-books using Adobe Editions (applies to ebrary, too):

Handbooks and encyclopedias online

What they are, how to find them:

Forming a search using search operators

For those of you interested in learning more about how to break down a research question into its logical parts and put it back together in a manner that works well in ERIC on the EBSCO platform, have a look at the following document:

Find Articles

Databases listed below provide access to citations and often the full text of journal/magazine/other articles when UNB has an electronic subscription to the host or source publication. Where full text is not linked directly, there should be some facility (often denoted by the UNB sail logo) to "Check for Fulltext".

If you are unable to locate the item you are looking for at UNB, either in print or online, you can still submit a document delivery request (tutorial here:

Here is a sample search strategy drawn from an online discussion in a previous edition of ED 6902.  It uses ERIC to develop a search strategy for researching "Classroom Design":

Key Resources

    ERIC is a "bibliographic database that contains education-related documents and journal articles." The EBSCO interface also provides some full text linking.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ERIC - ProQuest
    ERIC is a "bibliographic database that contains education-related documents and journal articles."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary resource that "provides journal coverage for most academic areas of studies."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest PQDT)
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."

    All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.

    It is also possible to search within an interface exclusive to Dissertations & Theses @ University of New Brunswick.

    For UNB theses submitted after 2012, please consult UNB’s institutional repository, UNB Scholar, or the library catalogue, UNBWorldCat.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Education (ProQuest)
    Please note: CBCA Education is now searchable as part of the larger CBCA Complete collection. Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete is the nation's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database. Available through the ProQuest Web interface, CBCA Complete combines full text and indexed content from all four CBCA database subsets (Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference). Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from the broadest range of Canadian sources anywhere.
    NOTE: In certain instances ProQuest has decided to omit particular 'articles' from full-text access due to copyright restrictions or because the item has not met their criteria for being an 'article' (ie. too short, a letter, not attributed to an author, etc.).
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar searches a subset of the Web that Google has classified as "scholarly literature". They do not publish a list of chosen sites, and they do not state how often sites are checked. Some important sources are not covered at all. Thus, Google Scholar alone should not be relied on for comprehensive research.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO is an abstracting and indexing database of more than 2000 journals (approximately 3.3 million records) devoted to peer-reviewed literature (journals, books and dissertations) in the behavioural sciences and mental health.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • Scopus
    Scopus, a multidisciplinary online resource, will be invaluable to students and faculty in various fields of study within the sciences, health sciences and the social sciences. Scopus offers full-text linking, abstracting-and-indexing information including peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, quality web sources.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)
    CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 500 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Anthropology Plus
    Anthropology Plus is an index of bibliographic materials combining Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute, from the UK. It provides worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present of all core periodicals in the field in addition to lesser-known journals.
    Unlimited simultaneous users


Document Delivery

For resources not available through UNB Libraries.


Find Books and Theses

Here is a list of books related to research methods in Education and the social sciences:

UNB WorldCat is our primary catalogue for searching books. Note that UNB WorldCat also includes links to selected article records by default.  After an initial search you can limit results to books, if desired.

Books and other materials appearing in results and not held by UNB may be requested for loan from another institution. Refer to the document delivery page for electronic request forms and more details.

Search UNB WorldCat:
Limit to: 


Dissertations and theses

Dissertations and Theses (formerly Digital Dissertations) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities." All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.


Encyclopedias, etc.

Below is a small sample of the encyclopedias and handbooks available through UNB Libraries.

To find more, search UNB WorldCat on the Find Books tab in this guide and include, among your keywords, the term "encyclopedia" or "handbook" (e.g. search for handbooks on special education using terms such as: "special education handbook").  Limit by Format to "eBook" for web-available versions.

Key Resources

  • Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education
    see also [HIL-REF LB14.7 .B57 2002]

    Philosophy of education has now established itself throughout the world as a theoretically significant and practically vital discipline. In this important survey, an international group of leading philosophers charts the development of the field in the twentieth century and points to important questions for its future.Each chapter has been written as a collaboration between authors in order to emphasize the diversity of thought, and where appropriate, the dissent and debate that is intrinsic to the field. The contributors explore social and cultural theories, politics and education, philosophy as education, teaching and curriculum, and ethics and upbringing. The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Education is state-of-the-art map to the field as well as a valuable reference book. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Educator's Desk Reference (EDR): A Sourcebook of Educational Information and Research
    see also [HIL-REF LB1028.27 .U6 F74 2002]

    This master guide facilitates educational research using both traditional and electronic sources.

  • Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
    see also [HIL-REF LB2806.15 .E48 2010 v.1-2]

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to the academic field of curriculum studies for the scholar, student, teacher, and administrator by introducing terms, events, documents, biographies, and concepts.

  • Functional Approach to Educational Research Methods and Statistics : Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, A

    An engaging and informative text on educational research and statistics, this book tries to utilize outcomes of research for the benefit of humanity. The text examines how research is conducted across the major traditions of educational research (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods). It is designed for graduate students who want to pursue statistics, and it will help them to write their thesis. The book fulfills a need for a systematic account of research concepts and the use of statistics for advanced students. The fact is that research involves interrelated activities and educators practice research following a general sequence of procedures. This book is demarcated into sections that reflect each step in the process of doing a study.

  • Handbook of Education Policy Research [HIL-REF LC71 .H363 2009]

    Written for scholars and graduate students in education policy, as well as individuals in policy research, this handbook sponsored by the American Educational Research Association addresses the role that research can play in helping school administrators, governmental leaders, and higher-education policy makers in decision making, in addition to explaining the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches used in K-12 and higher education policy research.

  • Integrating Teaching, Learning, and Action Research : Enhancing Instruction in the K-12 Classroom

    Helping teachers engage K–12 students as participatory researchers to accomplish highly effective learning outcomes Integrating Teaching, Learning, and Action Research: Enhancing Instruction in the K–12 Classroom demonstrates how teachers can use action research as an integral component of teaching and learning. The text uses examples and lesson plans to demonstrate how student research processes can be incorporated into classroom lessons that are linked to standards.

  • SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction
    see also [HIL-REF LB2806.15 .S24 2008]
    This edited work emerges from a concept of curriculum and instruction as a diverse landscape defined and bounded by schools, school boards and their communities, policy, teacher education, and academic research. The book is aimed at lecturers, professors and academics.
  • Sage handbook of educational leadership: advances in theory, research, and practice, The
    see also [HIL-REF LB2805 .S262 2005]

    Thirty-seven academic practitioners and researchers from the U.S., Canada, and Argentina contribute 23 chapters to a resource text for professionals and graduate students in the field of educational leadership and administration. Coverage includes the many lenses that today's educational leaders must use to promote democratic leadership; organizational theory as it pertains to education; day-to- day management issues; the role of school law in the development of public education; educational politics and policy, and how to use policy to move schools in effective, equitable, and democratic directions; research problems and practices for developing theories of leadership; and day-to-day and micropolitical challenges facing school leaders. Annotation #169;2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

Additional Resources

  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online)
    "This unique and powerful resource offers unprecedented access to the definitive record of the meaning, history and evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years." A complete text of the 2nd. ed. of the Oxford English dictionary with quarterly updates, including revisions not available in any other form.
    5 simultaneous users.


Citing Sources


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