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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For example , if you select students who score at the 25th percentile on an achievement measure and test them again ... Malone and Mastropieri ( 1992 ) controlled for differential selection effects by first dividing the students by sex ...
Thus , Echevarria was able to avoid the problems of matching and the differential selection threat to internal validity by exposing all participants to all conditions . Challenges to Using Experimental Designs in Educational and ...
The second step is to select a defined group and a comparison group . The researcher a has a number of options for creating the groups that yield more or less control over the differential selection threat to internal validity .
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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