Research Methods in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Focused on providing as full a picture as possible of what is considered to be "good" research, Research Methods in Education and Psychology explains quantitative and qualitative methods and incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into the descriptions of these methods. It not only covers two of the standard paradigms (postpositivist and interpretive/constructivist) but also a relatively 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 from the literature review to types of research method to analysis and reporting of quantitative or qualitative approaches. As an added plus, she includes a sample study and abstract in each chapter to illustrate the concepts discussed in that chapter. To enhance your students reading, she has also included:
- Chapter opening examples and lists of topics to consider
- Boxed examples and points to consider
- Sample studies in every chapter to illustrate key ideas
- Sequence steps to guide each stage of the research process
- End-of-chapter "Questions and Answers for Discussion and Application" to elicit further reflection of the material covered
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However , Fox and Westling provide an objective definition of the behaviors they considered to be evidence of positive social ... For example , the observers were instructed to score if the child's behavior is directed to the parent .
The treatments were to punish only the most severe behaviors ( A ) or to punish both severe and less severe behaviors ... A baseline is then established for both behaviors , and an intervention is implemented for the first behavior .
In this design , the researcher chooses one behavior , one independent variable , and one person and attempts to change that behavior in two or more situations . For example , if you have a student who is not interacting effectively in ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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