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

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by John W. Creswell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412965578

ISBN-13: 9781412965576

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Bestselling Text is Completely Updated and Better than Ever!

Praise for the Third Edition:

“I have used the older edition with great success. The new one is even better.”
-Kathleen Duncan, University of La Verne

The Third Edition of the bestselling text Research Design by John W. Creswell enables

Overview

The Bestselling Text is Completely Updated and Better than Ever!

Praise for the Third Edition:

“I have used the older edition with great success. The new one is even better.”
-Kathleen Duncan, University of La Verne

The Third Edition of the bestselling text Research Design by John W. Creswell enables readers to compare three approaches to research-qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods-in a single research methods text. The book presents these three approaches side by side within the context of the process of research from the beginning steps of philosophical assumptions to the writing and presenting of research. Written in a user-friendly manner, Creswell's textdoes not rely on technical jargon. He cuts to the core of what a reader needs to know to read and design research in part by showcasing ideas in a scaffold approach so that the reader understands ideas from the simple to the complex.

Key updates to the Third Edition

  • Presents the preliminary steps of using philosophical assumptions in the beginning of the book
  • Provides an expanded discussion on ethical issues
  • Emphasizes new Web-based technologies for literature searches
  • Offers updated information about mixed methods research procedures
  • Contains a glossary of terms
  • Highlights “research tips” throughout the chapters incorporating the author’s experiences over the last 35 years

The Instructor’s Resourcesite at http://www.sagepub.com/creswell3einstr/contains:

  • Sample Syllabi
  • Power Point Slide Sets
  • Sample Student Proposals
  • Suggested Studies Published in Journal Articles
  • Application Activities and Tutorial
  • Peer-Feedback Group Activities
  • Study Design Group Activities
  • End-of-Chapter Checklists

The Student Study Site atwww.sagepub.com/creswellstudyoffers:

  • Sample Student Proposals
  • Application Activities and Tutorials
  • Peer-Feedback Group Activities
  • Study Design Group Activities
  • End-of-Chapter Checklists

Research Design, Third Edition appeals to students taking research design and research methods classes throughout the social and behavioral sciences-from undergraduates to the most advanced doctoral programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412965576
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
549,662
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PART I. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS
1. Selection of Research Design
2. Review of the Literature
3. The Use of Theory
4. Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations PART II. DESIGNING RESEARCH
5. The Introduction
6. The Purpose Statement
7. Research Questions and Hypotheses
8. Quantitative Methods
9. Qualitative Procedures
10. Mixed Methods Procedures GLOSSARY REFERENCES AUTHOR INDEX SUBJECT INDEX ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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¿