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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in Oakes and Guiton's written report , they organized the findings according to the seven propositions to provide an " eclectic explanation that blends existing theories for a multidimensional understanding of the dynamic interplay of ...
Identify the organizing framework for the findings . e . Summarize the main findings . f . Use the questions for critical analysis at the end of this chapter to critically analyze each study 7. In qualitative research , the problem of ...
Were the perspectives , procedures , and rationale used to interpret the findings carefully described , providing a basis for value judgments that was clear ? 5. Report clarity . Did the evaluation reports clearly describe the program ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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