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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Thus , she was able to determine if the self - reported likelihood of a career in physical science and engineering varied across levels of inclination toward these fields . The third step involves collecting data on the independent and ...
In a review of 19 studies that focused on the effect of the cover letter , the majority reported no impact of the cover letter on response rate ( Katz , Green , & Kluever , 1995 ) . These researchers conducted an empirical study of 265 ...
( 1994 ) reported the following statistical values for the children's performance on the African Value Scale : a mean of 2.3 , with a standard deviation of .51 , and a range from 1.00 to 3.00 . With this kind of information , you would ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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