3rd Edition

Educational and Psychological Research
A Cross-Section of Journal Articles for Analysis and Evaluation




ISBN 9781884585456
Published January 1, 2002 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

• 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

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

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