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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I rejected the label “ critical theory ” for this paradigm ( in contrast to Guba & Lincoln , 1994 ) because of critical theory's close association with Marxist theory . The emancipatory researchers argue that the interpretive ...
Methods based on grounded theory can apply to evidence collected in a library , data collected in the field , or both . Its aim is to build theory and identify emergent categories about a substantive topic ( thus emphasizing the use of ...
Thus , the emergent theory is grounded in the current data collection and analysis efforts . Because the initial or emerging theory is always tested against data that is systematically collected , this approach to research has been ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Critical Analysis of Literature Reviews
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