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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Other emancipatory researchers use a wide diversity of methods ; many make use of qualitative methods such as interviews , observations , and document review within an emancipatory framework ( Reinharz , 1992 ) .
... Sample Size Correlational About 30 observations Multiple regression At least 15 observations per variable Survey research 100 observations for each major subgroup ; 20 to 50 for minor subgroups About 15 observations per group Causal ...
She describes the traditional method of determining reliability as “ operationalized by examining consistency , quantitatively defined , among independent observations or sets of observations that are intended as interchangeable ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Critical Analysis of Literature Reviews
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