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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... Characteristics that should not be manipulated for ethical reasons - for example , illegal drug use , cigarette smoking , alcohol consumption . 3. Characteristics that could be manipulated but that are not - for example , school ...
... characteristics other than the explanatory variable ( e.g. , gender ) , those other ( extraneous ) characteristics might explain the difference between the groups . Some strategies that researchers can use to control the threat of ...
... characteristics . Serious bias can occur in the interpretation of results from a survey that does not make explicit its sampling strategy and the characteristics of the respondents . For example , parents ' satisfaction with a drug and ...
An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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