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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arranged by group , the systematic sampling strategy can result in de facto stratification by group ( i.e. , in this ... If the files or invoices are arranged in a specific pattern , that could result in choosing a biased sample .
Multistage Sampling This method consists of a combination of sampling strategies . For example , the researcher could use cluster sampling to randomly select classrooms and then use simple random sampling to select a sample within each ...
Sample Size he optimum sample size is directly related to the type of research you are undertaking . For different types of research , “ rules of thumb ” can be used to determine the appropriate sample size .
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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