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 ...show moreon 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. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 3RD 09
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