Research Design

Filename: research-design.pdf
ISBN: 9781452226101
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Number of pages: 273
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Research Design in PDF and EPUB 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.


Research Design

Filename: research-design.pdf
ISBN: 9781452226095
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 273
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Research Design in PDF and EPUB 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.


Research Design

Filename: research-design.pdf
ISBN: 9781483321479
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Number of pages: 304
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Research Design in PDF and EPUB 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.


Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Filename: designing-and-conducting-mixed-methods-research.pdf
ISBN: 9781412975179
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 457
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research in PDF and EPUB A practical, how-to guide to designing mixed methods studies Combining the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Second Edition of Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now covers six major mixed methods designs. Authors John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark walk readers through the entire research process, from formulating questions to designing, collecting data, and interpreting results and include updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from the social, behavioral, health, and education disciplines. Intended Audience This text is intended for use in Intermediate/Advanced Research Methods, Mixed Methods, Research Design, and Social Research Methods courses across the social and behavioral sciences.


Qualitative Research Design

Filename: qualitative-research-design.pdf
ISBN: 0761926089
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 174
Author: Joseph A. Maxwell
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Qualitative Research Design in PDF and EPUB Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. A bestseller in its First Edition, this invaluable book presents an innovative approach to the components of design and how they interact with each other. The text presents a clear strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components and highlights key design issues. Based on a course the author taught for seven years at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the work is written in an informal, jargon-free style and incorporates many examples and hands-on exercises.


Introduction to Social Research

Filename: introduction-to-social-research.pdf
ISBN: 9781446296165
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Number of pages: 408
Author: Keith F Punch
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Introduction to Social Research in PDF and EPUB In the new edition of Introduction to Social Research, Keith Punch takes a fresh look at the entire research process, from formulating a research question to writing up your research. Covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, the book focuses on matching research questions to appropriate methods. Offering concise, balanced coverage, this book clearly explains the underlying principles of social research and shows you how to put this understanding into practice. The third edition includes: A new chapter on literature searching and reviewing Expanded coverage of ethics A new section on using the internet in research A range of additional student learning features A brand new companion website including full-text journal articles, additional case studies and video tutorials. Using a range of examples from student research and published work, the book is an ideal introduction for any social science student taking a research methods course or embarking on their own undergraduate or postgraduate research project. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.


Educational Research

Filename: educational-research.pdf
ISBN: 9781483391625
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Number of pages: 744
Author: R. Burke Johnson
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Educational Research in PDF and EPUB Assuming no prior knowledge, Educational Research by R. Burke Johnson and Larry Christensen offers a comprehensive, easily digestible introductory research methods text for undergraduate and graduate students. Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields; how to read and critically evaluate published research; and the ability to write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own. Students rave about the clarity of this best seller and its usefulness for their studies, enabling them to become critical consumers and users of research.


A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

Filename: a-concise-introduction-to-mixed-methods-research.pdf
ISBN: 9781483359052
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Number of pages: 152
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research in PDF and EPUB John W. Creswell’s A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research is a brief overview of mixed methods research that takes readers through the essential steps in planning and designing a study. Rather than offering an extensive treatment of mixed methods, this concise book offers individuals in the social, behavioral, and health sciences a foundation for understanding mixed methods methodology. Practical for use in workshops, seminars, global webinars, and as a supplementary text in undergraduate and graduate classes, Creswell’s book is ideal for the beginner or the more advanced researcher looking for a quick primer in mixed methods, by an authoritative mixed methods scholar.


Research Design Qualitative Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches

Filename: research-design-qualitative-quantitative-and-mixed-methods-approaches.pdf
ISBN: 9781467261036
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Number of pages: 75
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Download and read online Research Design Qualitative Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches in PDF and EPUB Facts101 is your complete guide to Research Design, Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. In this book, you will learn topics such as Identifying a Research Problem, Reviewing the Literature, Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses, and Collecting Quantitative Data plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.


Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design

Filename: qualitative-inquiry-and-research-design.pdf
ISBN: 9781412995306
Release Date: 2012-03-14
Number of pages: 448
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design in PDF and EPUB Previous ed. cataloged as: Qualitative inquiry & research design. c2007.


Research Methods for Public Administrators

Filename: research-methods-for-public-administrators.pdf
ISBN: 9780765628718
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 275
Author: Gail Johnson
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

Download and read online Research Methods for Public Administrators in PDF and EPUB Designed for beginning MPA students and practitioners, this highly practical text focuses on the interpretation and use of research findings, not just number-crunching. It covers the entire research process, from initial questions to final report, in clear, jargon-free language, and includes numerous examples and exercises that provide opportunities for concrete applications of the concepts.


Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology

Filename: research-and-evaluation-in-education-and-psychology.pdf
ISBN: 9781483322605
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Number of pages: 536
Author: Donna M. Mertens
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology in PDF and EPUB Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available. Praise for the previous edition: “The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.” —Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College “Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.” —Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado


Interviewing as Qualitative Research

Filename: interviewing-as-qualitative-research.pdf
ISBN: 9780807772232
Release Date: 2015-04-25
Number of pages: 143
Author: Irving Seidman
Publisher: Teachers College Press

Download and read online Interviewing as Qualitative Research in PDF and EPUB Now in its fourth edition, this popular book provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers to understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research. The text includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches. Appropriate for individual and classroom use, the new edition has been expanded to include: clarification of important phenomenological assumptions that underlie the interviewing approach presented in the book; new sections on Long-Distance Interviewing and its implications for the relationship between interviewers and their participants; a new section on the pros and cons of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software; The Ethics of Doing Good Work, is a new chapter which discusses the interplay between ethical issues in interviewing and how interviewers carry out their work as researchers.


Advances in Construction ICT and E Business

Filename: advances-in-construction-ict-and-e-business.pdf
ISBN: 9781317427889
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Number of pages: 504
Author: Srinath Perera
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online Advances in Construction ICT and E Business in PDF and EPUB This internationally conducted study of the latest construction industry practices addresses a broad range of Information and Communication Technology applications. Drawing on research conducted in the US and UK, this book presents the state of the art of various ebusiness processes, and examines BIM, virtual environments and mobile technologies. Innovation is a theme that runs throughout this book, so in addition to the direct impact of these new technical achievements, it also considers the management styles that helped them to emerge. Examples from industry are illustrated with case studies and presented alongside research from some of the best known academics in this field. This book is essential reading for all advanced students and researchers interested in how ICT is changing construction management and the construction industry.


Doing Research in the Real World

Filename: doing-research-in-the-real-world.pdf
ISBN: 9781446297520
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Number of pages: 752
Author: David E Gray
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Doing Research in the Real World in PDF and EPUB Available with free access to the interactive eBook* for 12 months when you buy the paperback version (ISBN 9781446295311 only), this is the companion for any student undertaking a research project. Click on the icons in the margins of the eBook to access a wealth of resources including: Video Content Chapter introductions and top tips from the author along with tried and tested open access videos on YouTube introduce you to key chapter contents Datasets Play around with real data in SPSS and put your statistics knowledge into practice Weblinks Direct you to real world examples to broaden your knowledge Checklists Guide you through a specific research process such as running a focus group or conducting an interview Further Reading Link you to a range of resources to deepen your understanding of a topic However you access the content the Third Edition guides you smoothly through the research process from start to finish setting out the skills needed to design and conduct effective research and introduces the reader to the reality of conducting research in the real world. It gives practical advice on how best to select appropriate projects, design strategies, sources and methods and provides the tools needed to collect, analyze and present data. Applicable to any discipline and firmly rooted in the practicalities of research there are new and exciting chapters on: - Using SPSS for quantitative data analysis - Sampling strategies in quantitative and qualitative research - Approaches to secondary analysis - Using focus groups - Ethnography and participant observation (*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook) Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.