Research Design

Research Design : Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

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This best-selling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and new co-author J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, key elements of the research process, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry.





New to this Edition:







Updated discussion on designing a proposal for a research project and on the steps in designing a research study
Additional content on epistemological and ontological positioning in relation to the research question and chosen methodology and method
Additional updates on the transformative worldview
Expanded coverage on specific approaches such as case studies, participatory action research, and visual methods
Additional information about qualitative and quantitative data analysis, social media, online qualitative methods, and mentoring and reflexivity in qualitative methods
Incorporation of action research and program evaluation in mixed methods and coverage of the latest advances in the mixed methods field
Additional information about causality and its relationship to statistics in quantitative methods
Incorporation of writing discussion sections into each of the three methodologies


An invaluable guide for students and researchers across the social and behavioural sciences.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 275 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 20mm | 510g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 1506386768
  • 9781506386768
  • 65,615

Table of contents

Analytic Contents of Research Techniques
Preface
Companion Website
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
PART I PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS
Chapter 1 The Selection of a Research Approach
Chapter 2 Review of the Literature
Chapter 3 The Use of Theory
Chapter 4 Writing Strategies and Ethical Consideration
PART II DESIGNING RESEARCH
Chapter 5 The Introduction
Chapter 6 The Purpose Statement
Chapter 7 Research Questions and Hypotheses
Chapter 8 Quantitative Methods
Chapter 9 Qualitative Methods
Chapter 10 Mixed Methods Procedures
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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About John W. Creswell

John W. Creswell, PhD, is a professor of family medicine and codirector of the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous articles and 28 books on mixed methods research, qualitative research, and research design. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he held the Clifton Endowed Professor Chair, served as director of a mixed methods research office, founded SAGE's Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and was an adjunct professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan and a consultant to the Veterans Administration health services research center. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2011, he co-led a national working group on mixed methods practices at the National Institutes of Health, served as a visiting professor at Harvard's School of Public Health, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In 2014, he was the president of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. In 2015, he joined the staff of family medicine at the University of Michigan. John has been teaching research methods courses for the past 40 years. Visit him at his website: johnwcreswell.com.
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