Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (Paperback)

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches By John W. Creswell, J. David Creswell Cover Image

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (Paperback)


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This bestselling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and new co-author 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.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781506386706
ISBN-10: 1506386709
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English