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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... participants who are at the lowest or highest ends of the normal curve and then test them again using that instrument for the dependent measure . 6. Differential selection . If participants with different characteristics are in the ...
... participants - - --- - Demographic characteristics : for example , ethnic background , sex , age , and state of health Rationale for the choice of this population Source from which the research participants will be obtained A statement ...
... participants ( e.g. , comfortable , beau- tiful , and stimulating are interpretive ) ; colors , measurements , and purpose are less interpre- tive ( e.g. , " a blue room with a green chalkboard at one end measuring 40 ' by 25 " " or " a ...
An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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