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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... focus and seeming credibility of differences between the sexes . Campbell ( 1988 ) attributes the focus on gender differences to an artifact associated with the origins of research designs in the social sciences rooted in an ...
Integrating Diversity with Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches Donna M Mertens. Focus Groups Focus groups can be viewed as a data collection method or as a strategy for research . I introduce here only a brief description of focus ...
... focus group studies . Re- searchers who use focus groups have found that groups made up of heterogeneous people often result in representatives of the “ dominant ” group monopolizing the focus group discussion . For example , combining ...
An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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