Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches / Edition 4

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches / Edition 4

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by John W. Creswell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1452226105

ISBN-13: 9781452226101

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

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"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.

Key Features:

  • 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452226101
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
273
Sales rank:
40,768
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexix
Purposexix
Audiencexix
Formatxx
Outline of Chaptersxxii
Acknowledgmentsxxvi
Part IPreliminary Considerations1
1A Framework for Design3
Three Elements of Inquiry4
Three Approaches to Research18
Criteria for Selecting an Approach21
Summary23
Writing Exercises24
Additional Readings24
2Review of the Literature27
Identifying a Topic27
A Researchable Topic28
Purpose of the Literature Review29
Literature Reviews in Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Research30
Design Techniques33
Style Manuals43
A Model for Writing the Literature Review45
Summary46
Writing Exercises47
Additional Readings48
3Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations49
Writing the Proposal49
Central Arguments to Make49
Writing Tips54
Ethical Issues To Anticipate62
Summary67
Writing Exercises68
Additional Readings69
Part IIDesigning Research71
4The Introduction73
The Importance of Introductions73
Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Introductions74
A Model for an Introduction76
Summary85
Writing Exercises85
Additional Readings85
5The Purpose Statement87
Significance and Meaning of a Purpose Statement87
A Qualitative Purpose Statement88
A Quantitative Purpose Statement93
A Mixed Methods Purpose Statement99
Summary103
Writing Exercises103
Additional Readings104
6Research Questions and Hypotheses105
Qualitative Research Questions105
Quantitative Research Questions and Hypotheses108
Mixed Methods Research Questions and Hypotheses114
Summary116
Writing Exercises117
Additional Readings117
7The Use of Theory119
Quantitative Theory-Use120
Qualitative Theory-Use131
Mixed Methods Theory-Use136
Summary139
Writing Exercises140
Additional Readings141
8Definitions, Limitations, and Significance142
The Definition of Terms142
Delimitations and Limitations147
Significance of the Proposed Study149
Summary150
Writing Exercises151
Additional Readings151
9Quantitative Methods153
Defining Surveys and Experiments153
Components of a Survey Method Plan154
Components of an Experimental Method Plan162
Threats to Validity171
Summary175
Writing Exercises176
Additional Readings176
10Qualitative Procedures179
The Characteristics of Qualitative Research179
Strategies of Inquiry183
The Researcher's Role184
Data Collection Procedures185
Data Recording Procedures188
Data Analysis and Interpretation190
Validating the Accuracy of Findings195
The Qualitative Narrative197
Summary205
Writing Exercises206
Additional Readings206
11Mixed Methods Procedures208
Components of Mixed Methods Procedures209
The Nature of Mixed Methods Research209
Types of Mixed Methods Strategies210
Alternative Strategies and Visual Models213
Data Collection Procedures219
Data Analysis and Validation Procedures220
Report Presentation Structure222
Examples of Mixed Methods Procedures222
Summary225
Writing Exercises226
Additional Readings226
References228
Author Index237
Subject Index240
About the Author246

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