This groundbreaking guide discusses various research methods, the strengths and limitations of each, and how they can be effectively combined.
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About the Author
R. Murray Thomas (Ph.D., Stanford University) is an emeritus professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where for three decades he taught educational psychology and directed the program in international education. He began his 50-year career in education as a high school teacher at Kamehameha Schools and Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, then continued at the college level at San Francisco State University, the State University of New York (Brockport), and Pajajaran University in Indonesia before moving to Santa Barbara. His professional publications exceed 340, including 46 books for which he served as author, coauthor, or editor.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAbout the Author1. The Qualitative and the QuantitativePart I: A Catalogue of MethodsQualitative and Quantitative2. Historical Perspectives3. Present-Status PerspectivesQualitative4. Present-Status PerspectivesQuantitative5. Data-Collection Processes and Instruments6. Researcher Role Perspectives7. Interpretation MethodsPart II: A Variety of Thesis and Dissertation Proposals8. Solving Immediate Problems9. Establishing Foundations for Planning10. Applying, Testing, and Generating Theories11. Contributing to Research Methodology12. Replicating Others' Research13. Publishing the Results14. Reviewing the ThemesReferencesIndex