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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... decisions are made based on the results . Patton ( 1986 ) notes that evaluations can be used to reduce uncertainty about decisions that have to be made but that many other factors influence program decisions , such as availability of ...
... decisions about hiring personnel . The people who make such decisions are selected because of their areas of expertise . They are then asked to reach and support a recommendation about the qualifi- cations of the candidates . Decisions ...
... Decision - making patterns : Who makes decisions about the activities that take place ? To what extent are decisions made openly so that participants are aware of the decision - making process ? How are decisions by staff presented to ...
An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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