Educational and Psychological Research: A Cross-Section of Journal Articles for Analysis and Evaluation, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Educational and Psychological Research

A Cross-Section of Journal Articles for Analysis and Evaluation, 3rd Edition

By Mildred L Patten


240 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


• 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

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:
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology


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