This edition covers the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It includes new material on complexity theory, ethics, sampling, and sensitive educational research.
This is the first book to bring together examples of research in positive psychology / psychofortology conducted in the multi-cultural South African context with its diverse populations and settings. The volume reflects basic as well as applied well-being research in the multicultural South African context, as conducted in various contexts and with a variety of methods and foci. Theoretical, review, and empirical research contributions are made, reflecting positivist to constructivist approaches, and include quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches. Some findings support universality assumptions, but others uncovered unique cultural patterns. Chapters report on well-being research conducted in the domains of education, work, health, and family, and in clinical, urban vs. rural, and unicultural vs. multicultural contexts. Studies span the well-being of adolescents, adults, and older people, and topics include resilience in individuals, families, and groups, measurement issues and coping processes, the role of personal and contextual variables, and facets such as hope, spirituality, self-regulation, and interventions.
Students and beginning researchers often discover that their introductory statistics and methods courses have not fully equipped them to plan and execute their own behavioral research studies. This indispensable book bridges the gap between course work and conducting independent research. With clarity and wit, the author helps the reader build needed skills to formulate a precise, meaningful research question; understand the pros and cons of widely used research designs and analysis options; correctly interpret the outcomes of statistical tests; make informed measurement choices for a particular study; manage the practical aspects of data screening and preparation; and craft effective journal articles, oral presentations, and posters. Including annotated examples and recommended readings, most chapters feature theoretical and computer-based exercises, complete with an answer appendix so readers can check their work. Intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in psychology, education, and related behavioral and social science disciplines, this book will also appeal to new researchers who are seeking to hone their skills. It will serve as a text in advanced undergraduate courses that focus on conducting independent research, such as Psychology Honors Thesis, as well as in graduate level courses such as Thesis Writing, Quantitative Methods, Experimental Design, and Dissertation Seminar.
Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methodologies
Author: Zoltan Dörnyei
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
A comprehensive overview of research methodology in applied linguistics which describes the various stages of qualitative and quantitative investigations, from collecting the data to reporting the results.brbrbName of Series: /b Oxford Applied Linguistics