Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity With Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods
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This site is intended to enhance your use of Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, Fifth Edition, by Donna M. Mertens. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.
Updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements.
Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fifth Edition of 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. Students will learn to identify, evaluate, and practice good research, with special emphasis on conducting research in culturally complex communities, based on the perspectives of women, LGBTQ communities, ethnic/racial minorities, and people with disabilities. In each chapter, Dr. Donna M. Mertens carefully explains a step of the research process—from the literature review to analysis and reporting—and includes a sample study and abstract to illustrate the concepts discussed.
The new edition includes over 30 new research studies and contemporary examples to demonstrate research methods including:
- Black girls and school discipline: The complexities of being overrepresented and understudied (Annamma, S. A., Anyon, Y., Joseph, N. M., Farrar, J., Greer, E., Downing, B., & Simmons, J.)
- Learning Cooperatively under Challenging Circumstances: Cooperation among Students in High-Risk Contexts in El Salvador (Christine Schmalenbach)
- Replicated Evidence of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Disability Identification in U.S. Schools (Morgan, et. al.)
- Relation of white-matter microstructure to reading ability and disability in beginning readers (Christodoulu, et. al.)
- Arts and mixed methods research: an innovative methodological merger (Archibald, M. M. & Gerber, N.)
We gratefully acknowledge Donna M. Mertens for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Cynthia Macgregor and Kennedy Ongaga of Missouri State University for creating the ancillaries on this site.
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