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'The emphasis on minority populations has caught my attention and sustained my loyalty. Donna is so sensitive in exploring those issues, a first in a text for that class and a welcome addition.' -Nick Eastmond, Utah State UniversityFocused on discussing what is considered to be 'good' research, this text explains quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods in detail, incorporating the viewpoints of various research paradigms into the descriptions of these methods. Approximately 60% of the content in this Third Edition is new, with lots ofÂ freshÂ examples.Key FeaturesPostpositivist, constructivist, transformative, and pragmatic paradigms discussed Conducting research in culturally complex communities emphasized throughout A step-by-step overview of the entire research process providedNew to this EditionAccompanied by a Student Web site with links to flashcards, mini-cases, and SAGE journal articles at www.sagepub.com/mertensstudy New coverage on how to write a literature review and plan a dissertation New pedagogy including 'Extending Your Thinking' throughoutThis is a core or supplemental text for research courses in departments of education, psychology, sociology, social work and other human-services disciplines.
Table of Contents
|An Introduction to Research|
|Literature Review and Focusing the Research|
|Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research|
|Causal Comparative and Correlational Research|
|History and Narrative Study of Lives|
|Mixed Methods Research|
|Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Use|
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