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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She cited as an example the Tuskegee experiments that were conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service from 1932 to 1972. ... participate in no - treatment control groups by the de facto requirements of experimental research designs .
In quasi - experimental research , the researcher studies the effect of the treatment on intact groups rather than being able to randomly assign participants to the experimental or control groups . Stevens and Slavin ( 1995 ) conducted ...
Ethical principles , 24 Ethical standards , 27 Ethics in research , 23-27 , 63 , 275-280 Ethnicity , 16 , 18 , 23 definition , 256 in causal comparative and correlational research , 86 , 87 in experimental research , 76 in meta ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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