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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Reliability means stability over time in the postpositivist paradigm . In the constructivist paradigm , change is expected , but it should be tracked and publicly inspectable . A dependability audit can be conducted to attest to the ...
For studies that use means to compare an experimental and control group , the effect size is defined as the distance between the two group means in terms of their common standard deviation ( Cooper , 1989 ) . Thus , an effect size of .5 ...
For studies that use means to compare an experimental and control group , the effect size is defined as the distance between the two group means in terms of their common standard deviation ( Cooper , 1989 ) . It is calculated as follows ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Critical Analysis of Literature Reviews
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