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Research Design - International Student Edition

Research Design - International Student Edition
Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Sixth Edition

January 2023 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The new edition of the best-selling text, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, continues the pioneering tradition of providing clear and concise instruction for understanding research and developing proposals for all three approaches. John W. Creswell and co-author J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, 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 in a way that is applicable to all types of research. Key elements of the research process, giving specific attention to each approach. The book has been lauded for its language and tone, which are both accessible and inviting. It is a text that students keep and continue to use as a resource throughout their studies, once the specific class is over. The Sixth Edition includes more coverage of community-based participatory research, comparisons of qualitative and quantitative research, an expanded glossary with basic terms, updated examples of social, behavioral, and health research, new coverage of ethical requirements, updated APA 7th edition coverage, and additional exercises aimed at research projects.
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

This book continues to be a great reference to introduce students to research design. The book allows a good engagement with ley concepts in an accessible format. One of the main strengths is the provision of clear examples and excercises to develop key steps in the research design (ex. problem statements, research questions) with clear distinctions between qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches.

Ms Mara Torres Pinedo
Interdiscipline, University College London
March 6, 2024

This book is very informative. It s explanations are well written and easy to follow. Use of tables was well received. Students with learning differences like this book.

Mrs Edel Clare
Health & Social Sciences (Aylesbury), Bedfordshire University
July 14, 2023

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