Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches / Edition 4by John W. Creswell
Pub. Date: 03/12/2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications
"Creswell's Research Design is an accessible and useful book that stimulates students through walk through experiences, use of exercises, and production of actual writing samples. It is a book that models the types of issues that best suit different approaches and allows students to understand when to use mixed methods. Furthermore, its focus on/b>/em>… See more details below
"Creswell's Research Design is an accessible and useful book that stimulates students through walk through experiences, use of exercises, and production of actual writing samples. It is a book that models the types of issues that best suit different approaches and allows students to understand when to use mixed methods. Furthermore, its focus on theory and paradigms is done in a way that helps students decode their meaning."
--MARTHA MONTERO-SIEBURTH, University of Massachusetts, Boston
"One of the most formidable challenges of research design is stating your purpose. Creswell's approach takes the guesswork out of the process."
--STEVE GUERRIERO, Organization & Management, Antioch New England Graduate School
The Second Edition of the bestselling Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches offers a unique comparison of three key approaches to inquiry. This comparison begins with preliminary consideration of knowledge claims for all three approaches, a review of the literature, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. The book also addresses the key elements of the process of research: writing an introduction; stating a purpose for the study; identifying research questions and hypotheses; using theory; defining, delimiting and stating the significance of the study; and advancing methods and procedures for data collection and analysis.
- Provides a clear presentation of how to implement a mixed methods design in your proposal or plan as well as show how to implementqualitative and quantitative approaches
- Presents the ethical issues that may arise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies
- Offers extensive writing tips to help get your research plan started in the right direction
- Contains the latest developments in qualitative inquiry--including advocacy, participatory, and emancipatory approaches
This book is ideal for readers who seek assistance in designing a full research study or planning a proposal for a scholarly journal article, dissertation or thesis. The book is an invaluable reference on the basics of research design as well as an effective text for graduate courses in Research Methods, Research Design, and related topics. The book serves a broad audience of social and human scientists in fields of marketing, management, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, K-12 education, higher and post-secondary education, nursing, health sciences, urban studies, and family research.
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Table of Contents
Pt. I Preliminary Considerations 1
1 The Selection of a Research Design 3
2 Review of the Literature 23
3 The Use of Theory 49
4 Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations 73
Pt. II Designing Research 95
5 The Introduction 97
6 The Purpose Statement 111
7 Research Questions and Hypotheses 129
8 Quantitative Methods 145
9 Qualitative Procedures 173
10 Mixed Methods Procedures 203
Author Index 247
Subject Index 251
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As a professional educator seeking an advanced degree at an advanced age, I have been impressed by Creswell's ability to explain the process of writing a dissertation. The format of the chapters in the book make it easy to use as a template for constructing a dissertation proposal and, ultimately, the dissertation. Well done!
I highly recommend this book. It has been a big help in helping me with my research.
Great source to cite from!
My only reservation is that it is limited unnecessarily to the social sciences. The advice would apply to a broader set of academic disciplines. Lots of good examples.
This was a text used for one of my doctoral classes. I found this to be one of the best and practical books to explain basics to doctoral research design.
I was forced to read this book for a graduate methodology course at Harvard. This is a verbose text on how to write an academically acceptable research paper. It overtly accepts all the suppositions of the academic writing process, many of which are highly debatable, while thoroughly venerating highbrow academia¿s proclivity for political correctness and leftism. Some portions border on the ridiculous and literally outright laughable with respect to how pedantic they are. The only reason this book was written, as he himself notes implicitly at one point, was that someone was going to write it. The simple lack of an authoritative text on graduate research methods begged for someone to hammer out 230+ pages of nonsense. Then again, ¿John W. Creswell is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,¿ so it not like this pursuit comes as a big surprise. If you find the Chicago Manual of Style to be intriguing and edifying, and / or you are a total tool of the academic system, then this book is for you¿