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.
• 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.