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Research Design
Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Sixth Edition

October 2022 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Sixth Edition of the bestselling Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches provides clear and concise instruction for designing research projects or developing research proposals. This user-friendly text walks readers through research methods, from reviewing the literature to writing a research question and stating a hypothesis to designing the study. At each step in the process, authors John W. Creswell and J. David Creswell address qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches to encourage readers to choose the approach that best fits the research question. 

The Sixth Edition has been fully revised to reflect the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association with more inclusive language, updated citation styles, and updated writing suggestions. Updates reflect the latest developments in mixed methods and new research examples throughout help capture and demonstrate new trends in research.

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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 Considerations
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
Author Index
Subject Index


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I really like the authors' explanations. This book is used as a resource throughout my 4-course research sequence.

Dr Mary Miller
School Of Education, Oral Roberts University
June 5, 2023

Very important book for PhD and Master's By Research Students.

Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA
December 15, 2023

Excellent update to previous edition.

Sobey School of Business, Saint Marys University
March 1, 2024

I am still considering.

Elaina Osterbur
Health Science, Saint Louis University
March 24, 2023

This book and its Instructor's material is a must for a lecturer teaching students research methodology. I think this is an extraordinary book and I have shared this with a colleague of mine (who developed online courses regarding Research Methodology). Her name is: Dr. Liesl Brown,, 27-82-870-4165 and she is the MD of a Pharmaceutical Consultation Company: B Square Synergy Consultants

Professor Eugene Olivier
Health, Tshwane University of Technology
May 2, 2023

Have used previous edition in the past

Dr Judith James-Borga
Nursing Dept, Molloy College
January 15, 2023

For the foundational doctoral level research course, I find this text supports learners who need an overview of the methodologies available to them. For those learners who are more comfortable with research methodologies as a whole, I find this text provides a good review of research as a step by step process. The text is written so learners can understand the topics, not lofty for the sake of being "academic" but practical. Creswell provides the perfect balance of need to know and nice to know information and serves as a catalyst for further, more robust investigation.

Dr Dana C Kemery
College of Nursing & Health Professions, Drexel University
November 8, 2023

class did not generate

Professor Jessica Lawal
Political Science, Southern Univ A&M College
November 28, 2022

Great updated version. It will cover all the topics required

Dr Rafael Cruz Reyes
Business Administration, Universidad de Monterrey
January 13, 2023