Educational and Psychological Research: A Cross-Section of Journal Articles for Analysis and Evaluation, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Educational and Psychological Research

A Cross-Section of Journal Articles for Analysis and Evaluation, 1st Edition

By Mildred L Patten

Routledge

224 pages

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• This edition of our popular reader is entirely updated with timely articles that deal with broad issues in education and psychology. (For a research reader with emphasis on classroom issues, see A Cross Section of Educational Research.)

• This collection shows students the many inherent weaknesses of empirical methods as well as models of excellence. Unlike research readers that contain made-up articles, this one has both face validity and content validity. Your students will appreciate reading real articles with real results.

• The 34 research articles illustrate: •qualitative research

•combined qualitative/quantitative research

•content/documentary analysis

•correlational research

•test validity and reliability research

•causal-comparative research

•true experimental research

•quasi-experimental research

•pre-experimental research

•program evaluation

•meta-analysis

• The lines are numbered sequentially, making it easy to refer to specific parts of each article during classroom discussions.

• This single source of research articles is convenient for you and your students.

• Easy to coordinate with any research methods text, this reader is an ideal way to make research methods come alive! Field-tested for student interest and comprehension.

• All major methods of research are illustrated with real research articles drawn from a wide variety of journals. (See Table of Contents.)

• Your students will become familiar with a wide variety of writing and organizational styles that real researchers use. Despite their variety, all articles in this book are highly comprehensible.

• Factual Questions at the end of each article encourage students to read for mythological points they might otherwise overlook.

• Questions for Discussion encourage students to address broad issues of research design. An instructor’s answer key will be shipped with your examination copy.

• The interesting research topics will make your students look forward to doing their research reading homework.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Qualitative Research

1.Perceived Messages from Schools Regarding Adolescent Tobacco Use

Descriptors: Focus groups of students

Communication Education

2. Cooperative Learning: Listening to How Children Work at School

Descriptors: Ethnographic case study

The Journal of Educational Research

3.Psychological Parameters of Students’ Social and Work Avoidance Goals: A Qualitative Investigation

Descriptors: Interviews and observations

Journal of Educational Psychology

4. Mother-Daughter Communication About Sex Among Urban African American and Latino Families

Descriptors: Separate focus groups of mothers and daughters

Journal of Adolescent Research

Combined Qualitative/Quantitative Research

5. The Interconnection of Childhood Poverty and Homelessness: Negative Impact/Points of Access

Descriptors: Interviews and standardized scales

Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services

6. Passionately Committed Psychotherapists: A Qualitative Study of Their Experiences

Descriptors: Interviews and self-report inventories

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

7.Parental Involvement During the Transition to High School

Descriptors: Quantitative data and case studies

Journal of Adolescent Research

Content/Documentary Analysis

8. Gender Stereotyping and Intended Audience Age: An Analysis of Children’s Educational/Informational TV Programming

Descriptors: Coding of of TV programs

Communication Research Reports

9.Poverty As We Know It: Media Portrayals of the Poor

Descriptors: Comparison of of magazines with Census Bureau data

Public Opinion Quarterly

10.Ethnic Representation in a Sample of the Literature of Applied Psychology

Descriptors: Comparison of ethnicity in 14 journals with Census Bureau data

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Survey Research

11. I’m Lonely and Apprehensive: The Presentation of Stigmatizing Information in Personal Ads

Descriptors: Mailed questionnaires

Communication Research Reports

12. Young Children’s Perceptions of Time Out

Descriptors: Observations and interviews

Journal of Research in Childhood Education

13. Black and White Girls’ Racial Preferences in Media and Peer Choices and the Role of Socialization for Black Girls

Descriptors: Personal interviews

Journal of Family Psychology

13. Black and White Girls’ Racial Preferences in Media and Peer Choices and the Role of Socialization for Black Girls

Descriptors: Personal interviews

Journal of Family Psychology

14. Most Working Women Deny Gender Discrimination in Their Pay

Descriptors: National telephone poll

The Gallup Poll Monthly

True Experimental Research

15. The Feasibility of a Web-Based Surveillance System to Collect Health Risk Behavior Data from College Students

Descriptors: Random assignment to treatments

Health Education & Behavior

16.Drinking Glucose Improves Listening Span in Students Who Miss Breakfast

Descriptors: Random assignment to treatments

Educational Research

17. The San Diego Navy Experiment: An Assessment of Interventions for Men Who Assault Their Wives

Descriptors: Random Assignment to treatments

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Quasi-Experimental Research

18. Evaluation of a Brief Intervention for Increasing Seat Belt Use on a College Campus

Descriptors: Baseline, intervention, and follow-up

Behavior Modification

19. Comparison of Health Promotion and Deterrent Prompts in Increasing Use of Stairs Over Escalators

Descriptors: Comparison of two interventions

Perceptual and Motor Skills

20. Influence of Social Context on Reported Attitudes of Nondisabled Students Toward Students with Disabilities

Descriptors: Comparison of four interventions

Rehabilitation Counseling Newsletter

Pre-Experimental Research

21. Preliminary Evaluation of an Abstinence-Based Program for 7th-Grade Students from a Small Rural School District

Descriptors: Pretest-posttest design

Psychological Reports

22. The Effectiveness of a Sexuality Education Newsletter in Influencing Teenagers’ Knowledge and Attitudes About Sexual Involvement and Drug Use

Descriptors: Pretest-posttest design

Journal of Adolescent Research

Causal-Comparative Research

23. Measurement of Nonverbal Receptive Abilities in Medical Students

Descriptors: Matched control group

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY030000
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology