Research Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Research Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

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by John W. Creswell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803952546

ISBN-13: 9780803952546

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book provides the basis for deciding whether to use a qualitative or quantitative approach for the design of a research study and how to write up the results of a study for a journal article or dissertation. Addressing these issues, the author offers a guide to the major design decisions, such as deciding upon a paradigm, stating the purpose of the study,

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This book provides the basis for deciding whether to use a qualitative or quantitative approach for the design of a research study and how to write up the results of a study for a journal article or dissertation. Addressing these issues, the author offers a guide to the major design decisions, such as deciding upon a paradigm, stating the purpose of the study, identifying the research questions and hypotheses, using theory and defining and stating the significance of the study.

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ISBN-13:
9780803952546
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

A Framework for the Study
Use of the Literature
The Introduction to the Study
The Purpose Statement
Questions, Objectives, and Hypotheses
The Use of a Theory
Definitions, Delimitations, and Significance
A Quantitative Method
A Qualitative Procedure
Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Designs
Scholarly Writing

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Research Design 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ronw More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. It has been a big help in helping me with my research.
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Great source to cite from!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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¿