Educational Research Texts

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).Washington, DC: Author.

Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2000). Research methods in education (5th ed.). London, UK: RoutledgeFalmer.

Creswell, J. W. (2003). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Creswell, J. W. (2014). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (5th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.

Gall, M. D., Gall, J. P., & Borg, W. R. (2010). Applying educational research (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Johnson, B., & Christensen, L. (2013). Educational research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Lochmiller, C. R., & Lester, J. N. (2017). An introduction to educational research–Connecting methods to practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McMillan, J. H., & Schumacher, S. (2010). Research in education: Evidence-based inquiry (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Petre, M., & Rugg, G. (2010). The unwritten rules of PhD research (2nd ed.). Bershire, UK: Open University Press.

Phillips, E. M., & Pugh, D. S. (2010). How to get a PhD: A handbook for students and their supervisors (5th ed.). Bershire, UK: Open University Press.

Tanggaard, L., & Wegener, C. (2016). A survival kit for doctoral students and their supervisors. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Action Research Texts

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. (2016). Learning through teacher research: A guidebook for your action research journey. Toronto, ON: Author.

Franks, D., Jarvis, D. H., & Wideman, R. (Eds.). (2011). Special Issues (2) for Teachers Learning Together: Collaborative Action Research (ETFO/CODE, 2007-2010), Canadian Journal of Action Research12(2-3).

McNiff, J., & Whitehead, J. (2006). All you need to know about action research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mills, G. E. (2000). Action research: A guide for the teacher researcher. Columbus, OH: Merrill.

DeLong, J., McNiff, J., & Wideman, R. (1998). Action research: School improvement through research-based professionalism [Book/Video Kit]. Toronto, ON: Ontario Public School Teachers’ Federation.

Arts-Based Research Texts

Barone, T., & Eisner, E. W. (2012). Arts based research. London, UK: Sage.

Cahnmann-Taylor, M., Siegesmund, R. (Eds.). (2008). Arts-based research in education: Foundations for practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Knowles, J. G., & Cole, A. L. (2008). Handbook of the arts in qualitative research: Perspectives, methodologies, examples, and issues. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Leavy, P. (2008). Method meets art: Arts-based research practice. New York, NY: Guilford.

Mixed Methods Research Texts

Greene, J. C., & Caracelli, V. J. (1997). Advances in mixed-method evaluation: The challenges and benefits of integrating diverse paradigms. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Heyvaert, M., Hannes, K., & Onghena, P. (2016). Using mixed methods research synthesis for literature reviews. New York, NY: Sage.

Newman, I., & Benz, C. R. (1998). Qualitative-quantitative research methodology: Exploring the interactive continuum. Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, C. (1998). Mixed methodology: Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Qualitative Research Texts

Berg, B. L. (2004). Qualitative research methods for the social sciences (5th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson, Allyn and Bacon.

Creswell, J. (2013). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Dale Bloomberg, L., & Volpe, M. (2016). Completing your qualitative dissertation: A roadmap from beginning to end (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Sage.

Denzin, N. K., & Lincoln, Y. S. (2000). The Sage handbook of qualitative research (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Drozdova, K., & Gaubatz, K. T. (2016). Quantifying the qualitative: Information theory for comparative case analysis.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Gibson, W., & Brown, A. (2009).Working with qualitative data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Glesne, C. (2006). Becoming qualitative researchers: An introduction (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson.

Lewins, A., & Silver, C. (2007). Using software in qualitative research: A step-by-step guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Merriam, S. B. (1998). Qualitative research and case study applications in education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Miles, M. B., & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative data analysis: A sourcebook of new methods (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Patton, M. Q. (2002). Qualitative research and evaluation methods (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Schwandt, T. A. (2001). Dictionary of qualitative inquiry (2nd ed.)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Stake, R. (1995). The art of case study research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Strauss, A., & Corbin, J. (1998). Basics of qualitative research: Techniques and procedures for developing Grounded Theory (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Yin, R. (2008). Case study research: Design and methods (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Quantitative Research Texts & Resources

Berry, J. (2005). Quantitative methods in educational research.

Black, T. R. (1999). Doing quantitative research in the social sciences: An integrated approach to research design, measurement and statistics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

George, D., & Mallery, P. (2010). SPSS for Windows step by step: A simple guide and reference (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Griffith, A. (2010). SPSS for dummies. Indianapolis, IL: Wiley.

Huck, S. W. (2012). Reading statistics and research (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Levin, L., & Fox, J. A. (2011). Elementary statistics in social research: The essentials (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Pallant, J. (2010). SPSS survival manual: A step by step guide to data analysis using the SPSS program (4th ed.). Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.

Sweet, S. A., & Grace-Martin, K. (2008). Data analysis with SPSS: A first course in applied statistics (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Vogt, P. W. (2007). Quantitative research methods for professionals. New York, NY: Pearson.

Online Literature Database Resources

Software & Technology Resources

Other Online Research Resources


Current Research Projects

Project Title: Social Media Engagement and Promotion of Math Toolkits (Council of Ontario Directors of Education/Ontario Ministry of Education); Project Co-Lead (2018)

Project Collaborator: Dr. L. Colgan

Project Title: Education for Innovation (E4I) Project (Rideau Hall Foundation; 2016-18)

Project Collaborators: Dr. M. Cantalini-Williams (Project Leader), J. Guibert, & Dr. G. Black

Project Title: Mathematics Knowledge Network (Centre for Mathematics Education @ The Fields Institute awarded host institution status by the Ontario Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research; 2016-20)

Project Collaborators: Dr. G. Gadanidis (Project Director), Dr. D. Kotsopoulos (Co-Director), Dr. D. Martinovic (Co-Director); fellow Expert Advisory Panel members: Dr. J. Williams, Dr. J. Mendaglio, Dr. C. Richard, Dr. K. Papulkas, Dr. C. Buteau, Dr. A. Kajander, Dr. L. Colgan, Dr. B. Caswell, Dr. A. Mamolo, Dr. A. Jupp, Dr. H. Huang

Completed Research Projects (Selected)

Project Title: Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) Technology in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction: Tracking the Implementation of a Technology-Enhanced Curriculum and Assessment Initiative, Project Leader (2014-16) 

Project Collaborators: Dr. C. Buteau, Brock U.; Dr. C. Doran & Dr. A. Novoseltsev, U of Alberta

Project Title: Assessing the Use and Usefulness of a Spatial Decision Support Tool: The Case of GeoVisage (2014-16)

Project Collaborators: Dr. D. Walters (PI), Nipissing U; Dr. J. Kovacs, Nipissing U; & Dr. M. Wachowiak, Nipissing U

Project Title: Co-Teaching in the Graduate Program (2009-10)

Project Collaborator: Dr. M. Kariuki (PI), Nipissing U

Project Title: The Numerate and Critical Thinking Nurse: A Comparison of Final Year Nursing Students’ and Practicing Nurses’ Perceptions of Workplace Mathematics and Technology Demands, Project Leader (2012-14)

Project Collaborators: Dr. B. Law, Nipissing U; Dr. K. McCullough, Nipissing U

Project Title: RE4MUL8: Creating and Tracking an Online/Mobile, Interactive, Reform-Based Instructional Resource for Grade 7/8 Teachers of Mathematics in Ontario. Schulich STEM Initiatives Research Grant, Project Leader (2010-12)

Project Title: Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in University Instruction: An International Research Study on CAS Usage and Sustainability. SSHRC International Opportunities Fund Project Grant, Project Leader (2009-12)

Project Collaborators: Dr. C. Buteau, Brock University; Dr. Z. Lavicza, University of Cambridge (Director, Cambridge Network)

Research Achievement Award Recipient (2010-11), Nipissing University


Conference and Lecture Participation (Selected)

OAME Annual Conference Presentation (May 2018) Grade 8 to 9 transitions: Exploring pathways, resources, and effective support strategies. Humber College, Toronto, Ontario.

Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences Workshop Host and Speaker (March 20, 2018) Multiplying strategies for the divide: Adding to our transition takeaways. Crossing the Divide: Exploring Critical Transition Issues from Grade 8 to 9 Mathematics. Fields Institute, Toronto, ON.

Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences Math Education Forum Guest Speaker (March 25, 2017) Teaching and learning between the lines. MathEd Forum Theme: Mathematics and the Arts. Fields Institute, Toronto, ON.

Northern Health Research Conference Presentation (June 2013) The numerate and critical thinking nurse: A comparison of final year nursing students’ and practicing nurses’ perceptions of workplace mathematics and technology demands. Paper presented (with Barbi Law, Karey McCullough) at the Northern Health/NBRHC Research Conference. Canadore College, North Bay, ON.

OAME Annual Conference Presentation (May 2013) RE4MUL8: Exploring an online/mobile resource for Grade 7-8 teachers of mathematics. Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario.

Great Moon Gathering Conference Workshops (February 2013) Great Moon journey: Exploring lunar phases with math, science, technology, and art; and, RE4MUL8: Effective problem-based learning in the elementary classroom. Northern College, Moosonee, Ontario.

Imagination and Creativity in Educ Conference Presentation (November 2012) Exploring the math and art connection: Teaching and learning between the lines. Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario.

“Stand Up, Stand Out” Professional Week 2012 (October 2012) Exploring Your Graduate Study Options (MEd/PhD) in the Schulich School of Education. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON.

“Stand Up, Stand Out” Professional Week 2012 (October 2012) RE4MUL8: Supporting Grade 7-8 teachers of mathematics with an online/mobile resource. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON.

12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12) (July 2012) Computer Algebra System (CAS) usage and sustainability in university mathematics instruction: Findings from an international study. Paper presented (with Z. Lavicza, C. Buteau) as part of Topic Study Group 18: Analysis of Uses of Technology in the Teaching of Mathematics. Seoul, Korea.

CSSE 40th Annual Conference Panel Session (May 2012) Transitions in schooling and instructional practice: Explorations and perspectives (with D. Buzza, S. E. Elliott-Johns, R. Graham, D. H. Jarvis, C. Mady, J. Rowsell). Wilfrid Laurier/University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

Colloque de L’Espace Mathématique Francophone (EMF) : Enseignement des mathématiques et contrat social : enjeux et défis pour le 21e siècle (Projet Speciale # 3: Comparaisons de l’enseignement des mathématiques à travers les pays francophones : résultats, sens et usages) (February 2012) L’enseignement des mathématiques en français au Canada anglais: Cas de l’Ontario et aperçu des autres provinces et territoires. Université de Genève, La Suisse.