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Mertens, Donna M.

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Works: 77 works in 328 publications in 3 languages and 9,446 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Guidebooks  Abstracts  Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt
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Most widely held works by Donna M Mertens
Parents and their deaf children : the early years by Kathryn P Meadow-Orlans( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the social awareness and attitudes while attempting to raise a deaf child today
Research and evaluation methods in special education by Donna M Mertens( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is designed to enable educators to design, conduct, and report research and evaluation in a way that transforms special education by addressing the needs of persons with disabilities as heterogeneous, cultural groups. The book explores ways to adapt those research methods to the special education context by providing a framework for developing research questions and methods, as well as critically analyzing and conducting research. In chapters 1 through 3, research in special education is used to explore the use of the literature review; to define the theoretical framework; and to identify research questions, variables, and the most appropriate approach to the research. Specific implications of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, or evaluation-based designs are critically evaluated in special education research in chapters 4 through 7. Issues such as the identification of subjects, the definition of populations, the heterogeneity of subjects, appropriate sampling techniques, and ethics are addressed in chapter 8, and reliability, validity, and accommodations for populations with disabilities are examined for data collection in chapter 9. Data analysis and interpretation issues are discussed in terms of appropriate use of analytic methods in chapter 10. Appendices include disability definitions and resources. (Contains approximately 300 references.) (Cr)
Indigenous pathways into social research : voices of a new generation by Donna M Mertens( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new generation of indigenous researchers is taking its place in the world of social research in increasing numbers. These scholars provide new insights into communities under the research gaze and offer new ways of knowing to traditional scholarly models. They also move the research community toward more sensitive and collaborative practices. But it comes at a cost. Many in this generation have met with resistance or indifference in their journeys through the academic system and in the halls of power. They also often face ethical quandaries or even strong opposition from their own communities. The life stories in this book present the journeys of over 30 indigenous researchers from six continents and many different disciplines. They show, in their own words, the challenges, paradoxes, and oppression they have faced, their strategies for overcoming them, and how their work has produced more meaningful research and a more just society"--EBL
Research and evaluation in education and psychology : integrating diversity with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods by Donna M Mertens( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focused on discussing what is considered to be "good" research, this text explains quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods in detail, incorporating the viewpoints of various research paradigms into the descriptions of these methods. Approximately 60% of the content in this Third Edition is new, with a number of current examples." "This is a core or supplemental text for research courses in departments of education, psychology, sociology, social work, and other human services disciplines."--BOOK JACKET
Research methods in education and psychology : integrating diversity with quantitative & qualitative approaches by Donna M Mertens( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focused on providing as full a picture as possible of what is considered to be "good" research, Research Methods in Education and Psychology explains quantitative and qualitative methods and incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into the descriptions of these methods. It not only covers two of the standard paradigms (postpositivist and interpretive/constructivist) but discusses a relative newcomerthe emancipatory paradigm - that is inclusive of the perspectives of feminists, ethnic/racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. In each chapter, Donna M. Mertens carefully explains a step of the research process from the literature review to types of research method to analysis and reporting of quantitative or qualitative approaches. As an added plus, she includes a sample study and abstract in each chapter to illustrate the concepts discussed in that chapter
Program evaluation theory and practice : a comprehensive guide by Donna M Mertens( )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This engaging text takes an evenhanded approach to major theoretical paradigms in evaluation and builds a bridge from them to evaluation practice. Featuring helpful checklists, procedural steps, provocative questions that invite readers to explore their own theoretical assumptions, and practical exercises, the book provides a concrete guidance for conducting large- and small-scale evaluations. Numerous sample studies--many with reflective commentary from the evaluators--reveal the process through which an evaluator incorporates a paradigm into an actual research project. The book shows how theory informs methodological choices (the specifics of planning, implementing, and using evaluations). It offers balanced coverage of quantitative, and mixed methods approaches."--Back cover
Mixed methods and credibility of evidence in evaluation by Donna M Mertens( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. Advances in understanding mixed methods are explored in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms with specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a results of the evaluation findings.-from back cover
Research methods in special education by Donna M Mertens( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explores ways to adapt research methods from other disciplines to the special education context and provides the reader with a framework for critically analyzing and conducting research in areas where people with disabilities live, learn and work
The handbook of social research ethics by Donna M Mertens( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together international scholars across the social and behavioural sciences and education to address those ethical issues that arise in the theory and practice of research within the technologically advancing and culturally complex world in which we live
Transformative research and evaluation by Donna M Mertens( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a framework for making methodological decisions and conducting research and evaluations that promote social justice. The transformative paradigm has emerged from 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 are addressed, and numerous sample studies are presented. Table of contents: 1. Resilience, Resistance, and Complexities That Challenge 2. The Transformative Paradigm: Basic Beliefs and Commensurate Theories 3. Self, Partnerships, and Relationships 4. Developing the Focus of Research/Evaluation Studies 5. A Transformative Research and Evaluation Model 6. Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods 7. Participants: Identification, Sampling, Consent, and Reciprocity 8. Data-Collection Methods, Instruments, and Strategies 9. Data Analysis and Interpretation 10. Reporting and Utilization: Pathway to the Future
Creative ideas for teaching evaluation : activities, assignments, and resources by George F Madaus( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, the first session on the teaching of evaluation was held at an annual meeting of evaluators. A few hardy souls gathered to exchange ideas on improving the teaching of evaluation. At subsequent annual meetings, these informal sessions attracted more and more participants, eager to talk about common teaching interests and to exchange reading lists, syllabuses, assignments, and paper topics. The ses­ sions were irreverent, innovative, lively, and unpredictable. Eventually the group for­ malized itself with the American Evaluation Association as the Topical Interest Group in the Teaching of Evaluation (TIG: TOE). As word of TIG: TOE's activities spread, instructors from all over the country clamored for assistance and advice. It became apparent that a handbook was need­ ed, a practical interdisciplinary guide to the teaching of evaluation. Donna M. Mertens, a long-standing member of TIG: TOE and an accomplished teacher of evaluation, volunteered to edit the book, and her skills, sensitivity, and experience in the craft of teaching are apparent throughout
Research and inequality by Carole Truman( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, the book explores ways in which issues of social diversity and division within the research process might be addressed
Summative evaluation of diagnostic and prescriptive reading Instruction, spring, 1977 : and career education in the elementary school, summer, 1977 by Lea J Perritt( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summative evaluation of workshops, fall, 1977( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long-term effects of vocational education : earnings, employment, education, and aspirations by Jeanne Desy( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This national cross-sectional survey provides data on the long-term outcomes of vocational education. Chapter 1 offers background information and describes the sample--1,539 people between the ages of 20 and 34, one-half of whom had taken vocational education programs in high school. Chapter 2 describes the broad context within which the labor market effects of vocational education take place, with emphasis on the actions of the labor market and the factors that influence individual decisions. The chapter concludes with an explanation of long-term earnings profiles, or life-cycle earnings progressions, by means of which the earnings outcomes of vocational education are described. Findings, provided in chapter 3, are grouped into four categories: earnings, employment, education, and aspirations. These results are presented: vocational graduates overall enjoy a long-term earnings advantage over graduates of a general curriculum; they are likely to experience less unemployment than graduates from a general curriculum; about two-thirds are expected to be in jobs of the same kind 5 years later; and they are somewhat more likely to say they need further schooling to obtain desired jobs. (An appendix describes data collection and methods of analysis.) (Ylb)
Mixed methods design in evaluation by Donna M Mertens( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« In this groundbreaking first volume of SAGE's Evaluation in Practice Series, best-selling author Donna M. Mertens explores the meaning of mixed methods evaluation, its evolution over the last few decades, and the dominant philosophical frameworks that are influencing thought and practice in the field today. Four chapters explore evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions, development of instruments, systematic reviews, and policy evaluations, while an additional chapter covers evaluation approaches often required in specific contexts including gender responsive evaluations, needs assessment, and evaluations in conflict zones. Practical in nature, the book guides readers’ thinking about the design of mixed methods evaluations through the use of illustrative examples and explanations for further applications. SAGE’s Evaluation in Practice Series offers concise, practical books for students and professionals working as evaluators. »--
Educational and employment experiences of the younger adult worker by Donna M Mertens( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Younger Adult Worker (yaw) study examined the systematic long-term relationship between exposure to vocational education and various indices of educational and employment outcomes. A telephone survey of 1539 young adults between the ages of 20 and 34 supplemented information from the l966-78 National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experiences for Young Men and Young Women and National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. Analysis showed completion of a public postsecondary vocational program was positively associated with the marketing area for yaw men. For the class of 1972 a significantly positive coefficient was found for the trade and college prep variables. College prep and high socioeconomic status were positive predictors of college completion for the yaw sample. Significant negative predictors were the trade area for men and the business area for women. Trade areas were significantly positively associated with completion of apprenticeship training. Positive earnings effects were found for male marketing and trade and female business and trade graduates. Graduation from a vocational high school curriculum was negatively associated with completion of traditional postsecondary education, but positively associated with completion of nontraditional postsecondary. Study results strongly indicated sex stereotyping in vocational programs and employment. (Data tables comprise approximately one-half of the report). (Ylb)
Vocational education and the younger adult worker by Donna M Mertens( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Younger Adult Worker (yaw) study examined the long-range impact of participation in vocational education through a national cross-sectional survey of 1,539 persons aged 20 to 24 who were in the civilian labor force. After supplementing study data with data from two other national data bases, researchers drew conclusions pertaining to the long-range effects of vocational education on participants' earnings, employment, education, and aspirations. Included among the main findings of the study were the following: (1) both men and women vocational graduates generally earned more than did graduates of general curriculum programs, and indirect effects of vocational education on earnings are felt through all forms of postsecondary education as well as through tenure and unionization; (2) participation in vocational education was associated with a lower likelihood of unemployment; (3) overall, vocational graduates were more satisfied with the adequacy of their preparation to get a job than were their general curriculum graduate peers; and (4) female vocational graduates most frequently aspired to professional and clerical jobs, whereas male graduates generally aspired to managerial, professional, and crafts occupations. Recommendations called for further research concerning the effect of vocational education on later labor market experiences, dropout prevention, and achieving sex equity. (Mn)
Vocational education and the high school dropout by Donna M Mertens( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was conducted to explore the retentive effects of vocational education and the labor market effects of vocational education and dropping out of high school. Data were gathered from the New Youth Cohort of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Force Behavior (nls Youth) supplemented by high school transcripts. An explanatory model of high school retention and labor market effects was developed that provided the framework for the analyses. The model included five major categories of predictive variables: individual, family, contextual, school characteristics, and high school experiences. Analyses to determine the retentive effects of vocational education focused on the high probability group of students most likely to leave high school without graduating. It was found that the more vocational education students had taken, the less likely they were to drop out of school. This relationship was significant for grades 10 and 12, but negative and insignificant for grade 11. The size of the effect, however, was small. The study also found that participation in vocational education, when combined with completion of high school, appeared to prevent some unemployment compared to the extent of unemployment experienced by dropouts. This relationship was greater for females than for males. Implications of the study included recommendations concerning possible intervention strategies, the federal leadership role, and areas in need of further research. (Kc)
Labor market experiences of handicapped youth by Donna M Mertens( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study explored the feasibility of using the New Youth Cohort of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Behavior (nls Youth) database to examine the effects of vocational education on handicapped individuals. During the study, researchers examined the labor market experiences of 73 handicapped youths who manifested a self-reported limiting health condition, showed four or more credits labeled Educable Mentally Retarded on their high school transcripts, and participated in individualized education programs (IEPs). While such a small sample prevented any firm conclusion on the earnings of handicapped persons, the evidence that is available suggests that handicapped vocational graduates had a higher rate of labor force participation, a higher employment rate, and a lower unemployment rate than did their handicapped nonvocational peers. Based on the study, the nls Youth database appears to be less than ideal for studying the benefits of vocational education for handicapped persons. In order to study this issue at a national level, a new survey or additional questions on future nls Youth surveys are needed to investigate handicapped individuals' labor market experiences. Appended to the report are an annotated bibliography and an orientation plan to use the nls database to examine the labor market experiences of handicapped youth. (Mn)
 
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Research and evaluation methods in special educationResearch and evaluation in education and psychology : integrating diversity with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodsResearch methods in education and psychology : integrating diversity with quantitative & qualitative approachesResearch methods in special educationThe handbook of social research ethicsTransformative research and evaluationCreative ideas for teaching evaluation : activities, assignments, and resourcesResearch and inequality
Alternative Names
머탠스, 도나 M

マーテンズ, D. M

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English (248)

German (1)

Polish (1)