Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology
Integrating Diversity With Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods
- Donna M. Mertens - Gallaudet University, USA
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.)
The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:
- EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles
havebeen carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
- Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
- Sample course syllabi for
semesterand quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
- EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
- Chapter-specific exercises and activities offer practical application of the concepts and can be used in-class or as assignments.
- Tables and figures from the book available for download.
This text aligns well with the various Research Methods courses offered in the Department of Educational Policy Studies (EPS). This text is particularly relevant to/for those whose concentration is in Research, Methods, and Statistics (RMS).
Sample Materials & Chapters
1: An Introduction to Research and Ethical Practice
3: Literature Review and Focusing the Research