Blending Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Theses and Dissertations

Blending Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Theses and Dissertations

by Robert Murray Thomas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761939318

ISBN-13: 9780761939313

Pub. Date: 03/25/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Thomas (emeritus educational psychology and international education, U. of California-Santa Barbara) explains to graduate students the wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods, conditions under which each is most appropriate, 20 ways to combine the two, and strategies for casting their research results to readers beyond their academic circle. He

Overview

Thomas (emeritus educational psychology and international education, U. of California-Santa Barbara) explains to graduate students the wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods, conditions under which each is most appropriate, 20 ways to combine the two, and strategies for casting their research results to readers beyond their academic circle. He does not explain how to conduct research. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761939313
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/25/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1. The Qualitative and the Quantitative
Part I: A Catalogue of Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative
2. Historical Perspectives
3. Present-Status Perspectives—Qualitative
4. Present-Status Perspectives—Quantitative
5. Data-Collection Processes and Instruments
6. Researcher Role Perspectives
7. Interpretation Methods
Part II: A Variety of Thesis and Dissertation Proposals
8. Solving Immediate Problems
9. Establishing Foundations for Planning
10. Applying, Testing, and Generating Theories
11. Contributing to Research Methodology
12. Replicating Others' Research
13. Publishing the Results
14. Reviewing the Themes
References
Index

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