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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Her results illuminate the need to integrate a sociolinguistic , contextual perspective in this type of research . ... a Special Types of Questions any different organizational frameworks could be used to describe different types of ...
For example , in survey research , respondents commonly indicate their answers by circling a number on a Likert - type , 5 - point scale . Follow - up interviews can be used to determine the meaning attached to their numerical ratings ...
People With Disabilities : Issues in Data Collection a The influence of the theoretical framework on the types of questions asked of people with disabilities is described in Chapter 5. You will recall that questions can be framed to ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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