Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
The Bestselling Text is Completely Updated and Better than Ever!
The Third Edition of the bestselling text Research Design by John W. Creswell enables readers to compare three approaches to research—qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods—in a single research methods text. The book presents these three approaches side by side within the context of the process of research from the beginning steps of philosophical assumptions to the writing and presenting of research. Written in a user-friendly manner, Creswell's text does not rely on technical jargon. He cuts to the core of what a reader needs to know to read and design research in part by showcasing ideas in a scaffold approach so that the reader understands ideas from the simple to the complex.
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Research Design, Third Edition appeals to students taking research design and research methods classes throughout the social and behavioral sciences—from undergraduates to the most advanced doctoral programs.
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Review: Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods ApproachesUser Review - Bjørn Peterson - Goodreads
Rather approachable text. However, the qualitative methodology tends to be positivist. It seems too many quantitative researchers believe that if you take a math problem and add words it becomes qualitative. This text plays to those under such a delusion. Read full review
Review: Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods ApproachesUser Review - Shellie Foltz - Goodreads
Don't even take a step toward your dissertation until you have read this book. Read full review