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Donna M. Mertens - Transformative Research and Evaluation - 9781593853020 - V9781593853020
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Transformative Research and Evaluation

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Description for Transformative Research and Evaluation Paperback. Presents a framework for making methodological decisions and conducting research and evaluations that promote social justice. This work shows how to formulate research questions based on community needs, develop researcher-community partnerships grounded in trust and respect, and apply qualitative and mixed-methods data collection strategies. Num Pages: 402 pages, black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, figures. BIC Classification: JMB. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 226 x 153 x 28. Weight in Grams: 566.

From distinguished scholar Donna M. Mertens, this book provides a framework for making methodological decisions and conducting research and evaluations that promote social justice. The transformative paradigm has emerged from—and guides—a broad range of social and behavioral science research projects with communities that have been pushed to the margins, such as ethnic, racial, and sexual minority group members and children and adults with disabilities. Mertens shows how to formulate research questions based on community needs, develop researcher–community partnerships grounded in trust and respect, and skillfully apply quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods data collection strategies. Practical aspects of analyzing and reporting results ... Read more

Student- and Instructors-Friendly Features Include:

*Commentary on the sample studies that explains what makes them transformative.

*Explanations of key concepts related to oppression, social justice, and the role of research and evaluation.

*Questions for Thought to stimulate critical self-reflection and discussion.

*Advance chapter organizers and chapter summaries.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2008
Publisher
Guilford Publications United States
Number of pages
402
Condition
New
Number of Pages
402
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9781593853020
SKU
V9781593853020
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-2

About Donna M. Mertens
Donna M. Mertens is Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Research at Gallaudet University, where she teaches advanced research methods and program evaluation to deaf and hearing students. She received the Distinguished Faculty Award from Gallaudet in 2007. The primary focus of her work is transformative mixed-methods inquiry in diverse communities that prioritizes ethical implications of research in ... Read more

Reviews for Transformative Research and Evaluation
I've been searching for the right text for my master's-level course entitled Research in Community Settings. I've just finished reading this book, and I think it is terrific! It is just right for a course in which students will be engaging in community-university partnerships as well as learning to think critically about research.
Robb Travers, PhD, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier ... Read more

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