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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To further our understanding of the process of moral development , Gilligan explored responses to moral dilemmas by a group of females . Thus , Gilligan's work planted the seed that research needed to include people of both genders and ...
Modify the definition provided or create a new definition that reflects your understanding of the meaning of the term research . 2. Three paradigms that are currently guiding research in education and psychology are presented in this ...
When a literature review is conducted to provide a comprehensive understanding of what is known about a topic , the process is much longer . For example , Scarr and Eisenberg ( 1993 ) reviewed almost 200 references in their review of ...
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An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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