Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

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SAGE, 2014 - Social Science - 273 pages
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The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and refl ections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the key elements of the research process, giving specifi c attention to each approach. The Fourth Edition includes extensively revised mixed methods coverage, increased coverage of ethical issues in research, and an expanded emphasis on worldview perspectives.
 

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User Review  - Esquiress - LibraryThing

Completely overwhelming in language and concept. Perhaps were I not under time constraints I would have been less judgmental. However, this is *the* go-to text for research, so I'll keep it on hand. Read full review

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User Review  - garets86 - LibraryThing

This was a textbook for my doctoral work. It was a book that really explained the research process in easy to read format. I used it not only that particular course, I used it for my dissertation too. This is a great resource for researchers. Read full review

Contents

PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS
1
THE SELECTION OF A RESEARCH APPROACH
3
REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
25
THE USE OF THEORY
51
WRITING STRATEGIES AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
77
DESIGNING RESEARCH
105
THE INTRODUCTION
107
THE PURPOSE STATEMENT
123
QUANTITATIVE METHODS
155
QUALITATIVE METHODS
183
MIXED METHODS PROCEDURES
215
GLOSSARY
241
REFERENCES
251
AUTHOR INDEX
261
SUBJECT INDEX
265
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RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND HYPOTHESES
139

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John W. Creswell, PhD, is a professor of family medicine and co-director of the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous articles and 28 books on mixed methods research, qualitative research, and research design. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he held the Clifton Endowed Professor Chair, served as director of a mixed methods research office, founded SAGE’s Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and was an adjunct professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan and a consultant to the Veterans Administration health services research center. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2011, he co-led a national working group on mixed methods practices at the National Institutes of Health, served as a visiting professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In 2014, he was the president of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. In 2015, he joined the staff of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. John has been teaching research methods courses for the past 40 years..

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