Research Methods in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Donna M Mertens not only covers two standard paradigms (postpositivist and interpretive/constructivist) but also explores the new emancipatory paradigm that is inclusive of the perspectives of feminists, ethnic/racial minorities and persons with disabilities.
In each chapter, Donna M Mertens carefully explains a step of the research process through the literature review, research method and analysis to reporting the research. Each chapter opens with examples and lists of topics to consider; contains sample studies to illustrate key ideas; has sequence steps to guide one through the research process; and has a question and answer section to elicit further reflection on the material covered.
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However , Fox and Westling provide an objective definition of the behaviors they considered to be evidence of positive social ... For example , the observers were instructed to score if the child's behavior is directed to the parent .
The treatments were to punish only the most severe behaviors ( A ) or to punish both severe and less severe behaviors ... A baseline is then established for both behaviors , and an intervention is implemented for the first behavior .
In this design , the researcher chooses one behavior , one independent variable , and one person and attempts to change that person's behavior in two or more situations . For example , if you have a student who is not interacting ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Critical Analysis of Literature Reviews
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