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


Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity With Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Author Donna M. Mertens
ISBN-10 1452240272
ISBN-13 9781452240275
Year 2014-03-20
Pages 536
Language English
Publisher SAGE Publications, Inc
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Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation the Fourth Edition of Donna M Mertenss comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology Integrating Diversity with Quantitative Qualitative and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new updated with numerous contemporary examples making this book one of the most comprehensive accessible and practical methods books available Praise for the previous edition The organization of the text reflects the authors intent philosophy and objectives Mertens clearly presents approaches descriptions and many examples useful in conducting studies she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work Frank D Adams Wayne State College Excellent descriptions definitions examples and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms Mertens use of a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities It is also useful to see the differences between research and evaluation and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry Katrina L Rodriguez University of Northern Colorado

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