While Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology (3rd ed.) by Donna M. Mertens (2010) is a beginning research text, in many ways it is advanced in its approach to research design. Like any revised edition, much of the material from the earlier editions is in the present edition. What makes this book different is the call to the reader to reflect on a personal understanding of research. This is accomplished through the use of "Expand Your Thinking" blocks within the text. These brief reflections allow researchers to explore their own assumptions and beliefs and consider the impact of self or their "view of the world" on the research process.
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Lacey, C. H. (2010). Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology (3rd ed.) by Donna M. Mertens- A Book Review. The Qualitative Report, 15(5), 1304-1305. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol15/iss5/20