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Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches

Author: John W Creswell
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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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 reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Creswell
ISBN: 9781452226095 1452226091 9781452226101 1452226105 9781452274614 1452274614
OCLC Number: 815758208
Description: xxix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Analytic contents of research techniques --Part I. Preliminary considerations : The selection of a research approach : The three approaches to research ; Three components involved in an approach : Philosophical worldviews; Research designs; Research methods ; Research approaches as worldviews, designs, and methods ; Criteria for selecting a research approach : The research problem and questions; Personal experience; Audience --
Review of the literature : The research topic ; The literature review : The use of the literature; Design techniques; The definition of terms; A quantitative or mixed methods literature review --
The use of theory : Quantitative theory use : Variables in quantitative research; Definition of a theory in quantitative research; Forms of theories in quantitative research; Placement of quantitative theories; Writing a quantitative theoretical perspective ; Qualitative theory use : Variation in theory use in qualitative research; Locating the theory in qualitative research ; Mixed methods theory use : Social science theory use ; Transformative paradigm theory use --
Writing strategies and ethical considerations : Writing the proposal : Arguments presented in a proposal; Format for a qualitative proposal; Designing the sections of a proposal ; Writing ideas : Writing as thinking; The habit of writing; Readability of the manuscript; Voice, tense, and "fat" ; Ethical issues to anticipate : Prior to beginning the study; Beginning the study; Collecting the data; Analyzing the data; Reporting, sharing, and storing the data --
Part II. Designing research : The introduction : The importance of introductions ; An abstract for a study ; Qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods introductions ; A model for an introduction : An illustration; The research problem; Studies addressing the problem; Deficiencies in past literature; Significance of a study for audiences --
The purpose statement : Significance and meaning of a purpose statement : A qualitative purpose statement; A quantitative purpose statement --
Research questions and hypotheses : Qualitative research questions ; Quantitative research questions and hypotheses ; Mixed methods research questions and hypotheses --
Quantitative methods : Defining surveys and experiments ; Components of a survey method plan : The survey design; The population and sample; Instrumentation; Variables in the study; Data analysis and interpretation ; Components of an experimental method plan : Participants; Variables; Instrumentation and materials; Experimental procedures; Threads to validity --
Qualitative methods : The components : The characteristics of qualitative research; Qualitative designs; The researcher's role; Data collection procedures; Data recording procedures; Data analysis and interpretation; Validity and reliability ; Writing the qualitative report --
Mixed methods procedures : Components of mixed methods procedures : Describe mixed methods research ; Types of mixed methods designs : Convergent parallel mixed methods design; Explanatory sequential mixed methods design; Exploratory sequential mixed methods design; Several advanced mixed methods designs; Mixed methods notation in the figures; Factors important in choosing a mixed methods design; Examples of mixed methods procedures --
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