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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When a literature review is conducted to provide a comprehensive understanding of what is known about a topic , the process is much longer . For example , Scarr and Eisenberg ( 1993 ) reviewed almost 200 references in their review of ...
This would be a good time in the evaluation planning to bring up the issue of communication lines and mechanisms so that you are sure there is a formalized understanding of who needs to be informed of what and by what means .
This distinction between records and documents is also important in that use of extant materials must always be tempered with an understanding of the time , context , and intended use for which the materials were created ( Hodder ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Critical Analysis of Literature Reviews
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