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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Such a theoretical construct must be operationally defined ( as discussed previously in regard to the experimentally accessible population ) . If a researcher operationalizes the theoretical construct of anxiety in terms of social ...
He defines construct validity as the evidence and rationales that support the trustworthiness of score meaning . ... construct validity is based on an integration of any evidence that bears on the interpretation or meaning of test ...
Sources of Evidence for Construct Validity The principal method of establishing validity involves “ the appraisal of theoretically expected patterns of relationships among item scores or between test scores and other measures ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Critical Analysis of Literature Reviews
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