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Research Design
Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Fifth Edition
Experience with SAGE edge


December 2017 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This bestselling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions; key elements of the research process; a review of the literature; an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry.

 
PART 1: 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 Methods Procedures
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Updated discussion on designing a proposal for a research project and on the steps in designing a research study. 
  • Additional content on epistemological and ontological positioning in relation to the research question and chosen methodology and method.
  • Additional updates on the transformative worldview.
  • Expanded coverage on specific approaches such as case studies, participatory action research, and visual methods.
  • Additional information about social media, online qualitative methods, and mentoring and reflexivity in qualitative methods.
  • Incorporation of action research and program evaluation in mixed methods and coverage of the latest advances in the mixed methods field
  • Additional coverage on qualitative and quantitative data analysis software in the respective methods chapters.
  • Additional information about causality and its relationship to statistics in quantitative methods.
  • Incorporation of writing discussion sections into each of the three methodologies.
  • Current references and additional readings are included in this new edition.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Compares qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research in one book for full, unparalleled coverage.
  • Highly interdisciplinary examples make this book widely appealing to a broad range of courses and disciplines.
  • Ethical coverage throughout consistently reminds students to use good judgment and to be fair and unbiased in their research.
  • Writing exercises conclude each chapter so that readers can practice the principles learned in the chapter; if the reader completes all of the exercises, they will have a written plan for their scholarly study.
  • Numbered points provide checklists of each step in a process.
  • Annotated passages help reinforce the reader's comprehension of key research ideas.

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ISBN: 9781506386706