Quantitative Methods In Educational Psychology

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Quantitative methods used in the field of educational psychology as a design in analyzing data collections in a systematic process to describe and test relationships, as well as, examine the cause and effect of the relationship. Throughout the literature review process, most articles using quantitative research study conducted quasi-experimental research, correlational research, survey research, and evaluation research. Researchers conducting correlational designs in educational research used the method to looked at the relationship between interventions or programs and any association to improvement in academics. These literature reviews concentrated on establishing a relationship between two variables indicating there is a link between self-efficacy …show more content…
Quantitative designs use large populations and qualitative focus on smaller groups, however, both generalizes the information to the whole population that is being studied. Both designs benefit the field of educational psychology depending on what the researcher is seeking. Mixed method is making its way into the field of educational psychology. In the article by Johnson & Onwuegbuzie (2004) mixed method is known as the third research paradigm and the goal is not to replace quantitative or qualitative research. The purpose behind the third research design is to draw from the strength and reduce any weaknesses from either research design (p.14). Researchers believe this paradigm will benefit research in education as methodology will be based on underlying research questions rather than predetermined theories, concepts or biases (p.23). By using the mix method, research outcomes will result in accountability and quality studies (p. …show more content…
Quantitative research studies outcomes establish inference or predicts about behavior patterns pertaining to learned helplessness. Qualitative approaches contributed an understanding of the participant’s experience. For example, how do these participants’ feel when they struggle in academics. The two methods contribute a different perspective of the phenomenon, which may be why mixed methods are common in the field of educational

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