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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Statistical regression is a threat to validity that occurs when the researcher uses extreme groups as the participants ( i.e. , students at the high or low end of the normal curve ) . For example , if you select students who score at ...
A description of the research participants Demographic characteristics : for example , ethnic background , sex , age , and state of health Rationale for the choice of this population - Source from which the research participants will be ...
Avoid interpretive adjectives unless they represent quotations from the participants ( e.g. , comfortable , beautiful , and stimulating are interpretive ) ; colors , measurements , and purpose are less interpretive ( e.g. , “ a blue ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Critical Analysis of Literature Reviews
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