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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To interpret women's behavior as shaped by social context , such as their marital relations or the community values Case Study Some authors view the case study as one type of ethnographic ( interpretive ) research that involves ...
13 ) Although Warren speaks primarily within the context of conducting research in other countries , all contexts have their own cultural norms and expectations based on various biological and socially defined characteristics of the ...
Reading documents such as an annual report , accreditation agency report , previous evaluation reports , or a proposal can give you a good background about the evaluand and the context within which it functions .
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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