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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I STEPS IN THE LITERATURE REVIEW PROCESS Step 1 : Identify a research topic Step 2 : Review secondary sources to get an overview of the topic : for example , Review of Educational Research , Harvard Educational Review , Psychological ...
Use that topic to exemplify how you could design a descriptive , longitudinal , and cross - sectional survey research study . 2. Do the following : a . Select a topic for a survey research study . b . Write a statement of purpose for ...
As mentioned in Chapter 2 , professional associations can also provide valuable guidance in seeking a research topic . In the case of historical research , you should be aware of the American Historical Association and the Oral History ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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