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Research Design
Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Fourth Edition


October 2019 | 244 pages | SAGE India

Design a proposal with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research in the human and social sciences with various approaches.

The fourth edition of this well-accepted textbook provides a unique comparison of the three approaches to research inquiry in the human and social sciences: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. It begins with preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions for all three approaches—a review of the literature, an assess­ment of the use of theory in research approaches, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. The book then goes on to address the key elements of the process of research—writing an introduction, stating a purpose for the study, identifying research questions and hypotheses, and advancing methods and procedures for data collection and analysis. The book will be useful for students and faculty who seek assistance in preparing a plan or proposal for a scholarly journal article, dissertation, or thesis.

Key Features:

• A book-end glossary of terms to provide a working language for understanding research

• Plethora of examples drawn from varied disciplines and from books, journal articles, dissertation proposals, and dissertations

• Dedicated companion website offering a wealth of resources for use by instructors in the classroom as well as students for self-study.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART I. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS
 
The Selection of a Research Approach
 
Review of the Literature
 
The Use of Theory
 
Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations
 
PART II. DESIGNING RESEARCH
 
The Introduction
 
The Purpose Statement
 
Research Questions and Hypotheses
 
Quantitative Methods
 
Qualitative Methods
 
Mixed Method Procedures
 
Glossary
 
Reference
 
Index

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John Ward 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... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353287351
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