Research Methods in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Donna M Mertens not only covers two standard paradigms (postpositivist and interpretive/constructivist) but also explores the 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 through the literature review, research method and analysis to reporting the research. Each chapter opens with examples and lists of topics to consider; contains sample studies to illustrate key ideas; has sequence steps to guide one through the research process; and has a question and answer section to elicit further reflection on the material covered.
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... values on observations and try to be value - free . ( p . 635 ) Interpretive / Constructivist . Guba and Lincoln ( 1989 ) provide the following thoughts about value - free objectivity : Values permeate every paradigm that has been ...
... values are being added to validity in this unified view . Rather , values are intrinsic to the meaning and outcomes of the testing and have always been . As opposed to adding values to validity as an adjunct or supplement , the unified ...
... values for the children's performance on the African Value Scale : a mean of 2.3 , with a standard deviation of .51 ... values ) to 3 ( low Africentric values ) . The statistical values reported for the Drug Attitude Scale were a mean of ...
An Introduction to Research
Literature Review and Research Problems
Experimental and QuasiExperimental Research
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