Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity With Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods / Edition 3

Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity With Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods / Edition 3

by Donna M. Mertens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 141297190X

ISBN-13: 2901412971903

Pub. Date: 07/15/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Focused on discussing what is considered to be "good" research, this text explains qualitative, qualitative, and mixed methods in detail, incorporating the viewpoints of vaious research paradigms into descriptions of these methods. Approximately 60% of the content in this Third Edition is new, with a number of current examples.

Key Features

Overview

Focused on discussing what is considered to be "good" research, this text explains qualitative, qualitative, and mixed methods in detail, incorporating the viewpoints of vaious research paradigms into descriptions of these methods. Approximately 60% of the content in this Third Edition is new, with a number of current examples.

Key Features

• Discusses postpositivist, constructivist, transformative, and pragmatic paradigms

• Emphasizes conducting research in culturally complext communities throughout

• Provides a step-by-step overview of the entire rearch process

New to This Edition

• A Student site with links to flashcards, mini-cases, and SAGE journals articles at www.sagepub.com/mertensstudy

• New coverage on how to write a literature reiveiw and plan a dissertation

• New pedagogy throughout, including "Extending Your Thinking"

This is a core or supplemental text for research courses in departments of education, psychology, sociology, social work, and other human services disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901412971903
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/15/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
528

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1. An Introduction to Research
2. Evaluation
3. Literature Review and Focusing the Research
4. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
5. Causal Comparative and Correlational Approaches
6. Survey Methods
7. Single-Case Research
8. Qualitative Methods
9. History and Narrative Study of Lives
10. Mixed Methods Research
11. Sampling
12. Data Collection
13. Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Use
Appendix: Writing the Research Proposal
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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