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Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1412965569

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Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2009
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Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches - 3RD 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412965569

John W. Creswell

ISBN13: 978-1412965569
ISBN10: 141296556X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 09
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

The Third Edition of the bestselling text Research Design by John W. Creswell enables readers to compare three approaches to research--qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods--in a single research methods text. The book presents these three approaches side by side within the context of the process of research from the beginning steps of philosophical assumptions to the writing and presenting of research. Written in a user-friendly manner, Creswell does not rely on technical jargon. He cuts to the core of what a reader needs to know to read and design research in part by showcasing ideas in a scaffold approach so that the reader understands ideas from the simple to the complex. Key updates to the Third Edition : Presents the preliminary steps of using philosophical assumptions in the beginning of the book Provides an expanded discussion on ethical issues Emphasizes new Web-based technologies for literature searches Offers updated information about mixed methods research procedures Contains a glossary of terms Highlights "research tips" throughout the chapters incorporating the authors experiences over the last 35 years Accompanied by an Instructors Resource CD ROM (ISBN:978-1-4129-6672-6) with a complete PowerPoint slide presentation ready-to-use in the classroom, as well as sample activities and discussion questions. Qualified adopters of this text can request the Instructor's Resource CD through Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243. Research Design, Third Edition appeals to students taking research design and research methods classes throughout the social and behavioral sciences--from undergraduates to the most advanced doctoral programs.

Table of Contents

PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PART I. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS 1. Selection of Research Design 2. Review of the Literature 3. The Use of Theory 4. Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations

PART II. DESIGNING RESEARCH 5. The Introduction 6. The Purpose Statement 7. Research Questions and Hypotheses 8. Quantitative Methods 9. Qualitative Procedures 10. Mixed Methods Procedures

GLOSSARY REFERENCES AUTHOR INDEX SUBJECT INDEX ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Research Design - 4th edition

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