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Blending Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Theses and Dissertations / Edition 1

Blending Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Theses and Dissertations / Edition 1

by R. Murray Thomas
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ISBN-13: 9780761939320
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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

About the Author
1. The Qualitative and the Quantitative
Part I: A Catalogue of Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative
2. Historical Perspectives
3. Present-Status Perspectives—Qualitative
4. Present-Status Perspectives—Quantitative
5. Data-Collection Processes and Instruments
6. Researcher Role Perspectives
7. Interpretation Methods
Part II: A Variety of Thesis and Dissertation Proposals
8. Solving Immediate Problems
9. Establishing Foundations for Planning
10. Applying, Testing, and Generating Theories
11. Contributing to Research Methodology
12. Replicating Others' Research
13. Publishing the Results
14. Reviewing the Themes

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