11. Mertens, D. (2005). Research and Evalution in Education and Psychology. SAGE Publications.
"At last, a research and evaluation 'how to' text that speaks to the epistemological and practical questions of how touse this tool to improve conditions for society's marginalized groups." —Dr. Ricardo Millett, President and CEO, Woods Fund of Chicago
This new edition of Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology continues and expands upon the approach that made the first edition an international bestseller. Author Donna Mertens explains quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, and incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into descriptions of these methods. The work covers four major paradigms: postpositivist, constructivist, transformative, and pragmatic. Special emphasis is provided for conducting research in culturally complex communities, based on the perspectives of feminists, ethnic/racial minorities, and people with disabilities. Each chapter carefully explains a step of the research process from literature review to analysis and reporting. Additionally, sample studies and abstracts are included in each chapter to illustrate the concepts discussed in that section of the book.
Now in its Second Edition, Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods is perfect as a core text for research courses in departments of education, psychology, and sociology, as well as social work and other human services disciplines. It can be used by itself or in conjunction with other texts focusing on specific methodologies.
New to the Second Edition
■ Analysis of methodological advances in conducting research in culturally complex communities