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Research Design and Methods
An Applied Guide for the Scholar-Practitioner

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August 2019 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Research Design and Methods: An Applied Guide for the Scholar-Practitioner is written for students seeking advanced degrees who want to use evidence-based research to support their practice. This practical and accessible text addresses the foundational concepts of research design and methods; provides a more detailed exploration of designs and approaches popular with graduate students in applied disciplines; covers qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods designs; discusses ethical considerations and quality in research; and provides guidance on writing a research proposal.


Michael Patton
Foreword
Gary Burkholder, Linda Crawford, Kimberley Cox, and John Hitchcock
Preface
 
Part 1: Foundations in Research Design
Gary Burkholder
Chapter 1: Introduction to Research
Gary Burkholder, Patricia Burbank
Chapter 2: Philosophical Foundations and the Role of Theory in Research
Linda Crawford
Chapter 3: Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks in Research
 
Part 2: Research Design and Analysis
Kimberley Cox
Chapter 4: Quantitative Research Designs
Justus Randolph
Chapter 5: Quantitative Data Analysis
Kimberley Cox
Chapter 6: Survey Research
Linda Crawford
Chapter 7: Qualitative Research Designs
Paul Mihas
Chapter 8: Qualitative Data Analysis
Linda Crawford, Laura Lynn
Chapter 9: Interviewing
 
Part 3: Data Collection
Paula Dawidowicz
Chapter 10: Phenomenology
Annie Pezalla
Chapter 11: Grounded Theory
 
Part 4: Research Quality and Ethics
Bonnie Nastasi
Chapter 12: Mixed Methods Designs and Approaches
Anthony Onwuegbuzie, Sarah Munce
Chapter 13: Mixed Methods Data Analysis
 
Part 5: Selected Research Designs and Approaches
Kurt Schoch
Chapter 14: Applied Research: Case Study
Louis Milanesi
Chapter 15: Applied Research: Program Evaluation
Craig Mertler
Chapter 16: Applied Research: Action Research
Molly Stewart, John Hitchcock
Chapter 17: Quality Considerations
Kimberley Cox
Chapter 18: Ethical Considerations
 
Part 6: Writing and Disseminating Research
Annie Pezalla
Chapter 19: Critiquing and Synthesizing the Literature
Linda Crawford, Gary Burkholder, Kimberley Cox
Chapter 20: Writing the Research Proposal
John Hitchcock
Chapter 21: Disseminating Research

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Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. 
  • Lecture Notes, including Outline and Objectives, which may be used for lecture and/or student handouts.
  • Case studies from SAGE Research Methods accompanied by critical thinking/discussion questions.  
  • Tables and figures from the printed book are available in an easily-downloadable format for use in papers, hand-outs, and presentations.
Open-access Student Resources include case studies from SAGE Research Methods accompanied by critical thinking/discussion questions.
 

“The chapters in this text are logically and clearly organized around levels of understanding that are intuitive and easy to follow. They offer dynamic examples that will keep students engaged. Readers will learn to connect theory and practice, helping them become better researchers, and better consumers of research.”

Lynette D. Nickleberry
SUNY Empire State College

Research Design and Methods: An Applied Guide for the Scholar-Practitioner is a must-read for both new and seasoned researchers. Every topic in the text is comprehensively explained with excellent examples.”

Francis Godwyll
University of West Florida

“This text provides clear and concise discussions of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research for the new scholar-practitioner. The use of questioning and visuals affords students the opportunity to make connections and reflect on their learning.”

Holly Haynes
Truett McConnell University

“The edited nature of this book provides a multitude of rich perspectives from well-respected authors. This book is a must-have for introductory research methods students.”

Eric D. Teman
University of Wyoming

“This is an excellent read for anyone interested in understanding research, the book provides good clarity and practical examples…. It is a pragmatic book that translates research concepts into practice.”

Peter Memiah
University of West Florida
Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • The authors are highly experienced experts in the field who are skilled in translating difficult concepts into straightforward examples.
  • The text is comprehensive in its coverage of research design and methods across multiple courses, working well as a beginning or intermediate text for a research design course or as a supplementary text in related courses.  
  • Complementary chapters on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods data analysis show readers how to holistically apply what they’ve learned about research design to data analysis.
  • A chapter on writing a research proposal ensures that readers develop their skills for formulating their research ideas in proposal form.
  • Questions for Reflection, and Key Sources for further reading are included at the end of each chapter.
 

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