Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches / Edition 3

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches / Edition 3

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by John W. Creswell
     
 

Comparing three different approaches to inquiries in the human and social sciences, Cresswell (U. of Nebraska at Lincoln) looks at the knowledge claims for the approaches and explains the processes of research design and writing. Written to aid students and scholars in preparing proposals for journals or dissertations, the text takes readers through the steps of the… See more details below

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Comparing three different approaches to inquiries in the human and social sciences, Cresswell (U. of Nebraska at Lincoln) looks at the knowledge claims for the approaches and explains the processes of research design and writing. Written to aid students and scholars in preparing proposals for journals or dissertations, the text takes readers through the steps of the process of research, addressing the different approaches of the three methods. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412965569
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John W. Creswell is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has authored numerous articles on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology, and general research design in 26 books (including new editions). He held the Clifton Institute Endowed Professor Chair for five years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For the last five years, Dr. Creswell served as a co-director at the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served as the founding Co-Editor for the SAGE journal, the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and worked as an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. He also worked extensively as a consultant in the health services research area for the Veterans Administration. Dr. Creswell was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2011 he served as a co-leader of a national working group at NIH developing “best practices” for mixed methods research in the health sciences. In spring 2013, Dr. Creswell was a Visiting Professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health. In 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Recently, he has been elected President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association for 2014-2015. He has also assumed the role of the Director of the College of Education and Human Sciences Mixed Methods Training Academy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His newest book, “A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research” was published by SAGE Publications in April 2014.

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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

Glossary 227

References 237

Author Index 247

Subject Index 251

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