An Applied Reference Guide to Research Designs: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

An Applied Reference Guide to Research Designs: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

by W. (William) Alex Edmonds, Thomas (Tom) D. Kennedy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1452205094

ISBN-13: 9781452205090

Pub. Date: 01/17/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Students often struggle with conceptualizing the most appropriate research design, before they begin collecting data and answering their research question. This book presents quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs in education and the social and behavioral sciences using consistent terminology, and in a way that students can understand and

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Students often struggle with conceptualizing the most appropriate research design, before they begin collecting data and answering their research question. This book presents quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs in education and the social and behavioral sciences using consistent terminology, and in a way that students can understand and apply in their own investigations. The book helps students conceptualize, construct, test, problem solve, and acquire knowledge, through a wealth of visual aids and real-world examples. It is an ideal text for coursework and also a reference in the field.

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ISBN-13:
9781452205090
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
790,146
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Diagrams
Foreword, by Paul E. Spector
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Chapter 1. The Scientific Method and Relevant Components
Part I. Quantitative Methods for Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
Chapter 2. Between-Subjects Approach
Chapter 3. Regression-Discontinuity Approach
Chapter 4. Within-Subjects Approach
Chapter 5. Factorial Designs
Chapter 6. Solomon N-Group Designs
Chapter 7. Single-Case Approach
Part II. Quantitative Methods for Nonexperimental Research
Chapter 8. Ex Post Facto and Posttest-Only Designs
Chapter 9. Observational Approach
Chapter 10. Survey Approach
Part III. Qualitative Methods
Chapter 11. Grounded Theory Approach
Chapter 12. Ethnographic Approach
Chapter 13. Narrative Approach
Chapter 14. Phenomenological Approach
Part IV. Mixed Methods
Chapter 15. Convergent-Parallel Approach
Chapter 16. Embedded Approach
Chapter 17. Explanatory-Sequential Approach
Chapter 18. Exploratory-Sequential Approach
Chapter 19. Mixed Methods, Case Studies, and Single-Case Approaches
Chapter 20. Conclusion
Appendix A. Less Common Designs for Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
Appendix B. Types of Case Study Designs
Appendix C. Five Types of Mixed Methods Designs
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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