Research Design

Filename: research-design.pdf
ISBN: 0761924426
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 246
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Research Design in PDF and EPUB `It is a book that will stimulate the graduate student and provide a rich source of material for any teacher of research design' - Qualitative Research Journal The book that has helped more than 80,000 students and researchers prepare their plan or proposal for a scholarly journal article, dissertation or thesis has been revised and updated while maintaining all the features that made the First Edition so popular. New in the Second Edition: every chapter now shows how to implement a mixed method design as well as how to tackle quantitative and qualitative approaches; ethical issues have been added to a new section in Chapter 3; writing tips and considerations have been expanded and moved to the first part of the book to ensure research plans and proposals start in the right direction; and, the latest developments in qualitative inquiry (advocacy, participatory and emancipatory approaches) have been added to Chapter 10. Writing exercises conclude each chapter so that readers can practice the principles learned in the chapter, and, if all the exercises are completed have a written plan for their study. In addition, numbered points provide a handy checklist for each step in a process and annotated passages help the reader's comprehension of key research ideas.


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.


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: 8132107489
Release Date: 2011*
Number of pages: 260
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher:

Download and read online Research Design in PDF and EPUB Publisher's Description: 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. Key updates to the Third Edition: Presents the preliminary steps of using philosophical assumptions in the beginning of the book; Provides an expanded discussion on ethical issues; Emphasizes new Web-based technologies for literature searches; Offers updated information about mixed methods research procedures; Contains a glossary of terms; Highlights "research tips" throughout the chapters incorporating the author's experiences over the last 35 years.


Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Filename: designing-and-conducting-mixed-methods-research.pdf
ISBN: 9781483346984
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Number of pages: 520
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research in PDF and EPUB Combining the latest thinking in the field with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Third Edition of John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark’s Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now covers seven mixed methods designs with accompanying journal articles illustrating each design. The authors walk readers through the entire research process, and present updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from multiple disciplines. In addition, this new edition includes information about the dynamic and evolving nature of the field of mixed methods research, four additional methodological approaches, and coverage of new directions in mixed methods.


Introduction to Social Research

Filename: introduction-to-social-research.pdf
ISBN: 9781446293379
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.


Qualitative Research Design

Filename: qualitative-research-design.pdf
ISBN: 9781452285832
Release Date: 2012-06-08
Number of pages: 232
Author: Joseph A. Maxwell
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Qualitative Research Design in PDF and EPUB Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Third Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Joseph A. Maxwell shows how the components of design interact with each other, and provides a strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components, highlighting key design issues. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises. "This book uses everyday language that will captivate students' attention and embed practical knowledge to supplement the technical." —Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Oklahoma "The key strengths of the text are the passion and the enthusiasm that Dr. Maxwell has for qualitative research after all these years. I feel I can also utilize these concepts on my own research team and take them out of the classroom and into research team meetings with colleagues." —Deborah Gioia, University of Maryland, Baltimore "I really liked this book. I found myself taking notes and saying "yes" so many times because Maxwell captures the research process so well and provides many points worth quoting. As a faculty mentor, I particularly see the value of this book for my students who are conducting qualitative dissertations." —Mary S. Enright, Capella University "The text is incredibly engaging and practical...So many of the issues raised in the book are central to qualitative research, yet often not explicitly discussed in 'public' venues." - David Carlone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro "I particularly like the interactive focus and believe that helps students to more realistically engage qualitative research design. It certainly lives up to its billing as a good guidebook, and I appreciate the fact that the author really concentrates on useful content, exercises, insights, and examples, and leaves extensive theory discussions to others." - Sharon L. Caudle, Texas A & M University


Educational Research

Filename: educational-research.pdf
ISBN: 9781483321660
Release Date: 2013-11-06
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: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, Fifth Edition, by Burke Johnson and Larry Christensen, gives upper-level undergraduate and graduate students an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies—including qualitative, quantitative, and action research, as well as mixed methods inquiry—used in education and related fields. The authors expertly teach students how to: read and critically evaluate published research; write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own; and ultimately write up their results in a research report using APA style.


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.


Doing Research in the Business World

Filename: doing-research-in-the-business-world.pdf
ISBN: 9781473987944
Release Date: 2016-11-16
Number of pages: 840
Author: David E Gray
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Doing Research in the Business World in PDF and EPUB Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473938434) Grounded in actual research and supported by the author’s 25 years of experience teaching business and management students, this book is designed especially for students and researchers in business looking to do practical research, and introduces them to the reality of conducting research for the classroom or the boardroom. The reader is guided through each step of the research process including all the tools they need to collect, analyse and present data and given advice on how to identify, design and complete appropriate projects, enabling them to develop their own research and maximize its impact. Global examples are included throughout from international markets and across the Business and Management discipline. Packed full of learning features and complimented by a free interactive eBook* that includes author video chapter introductions, top tips and skills, real world advice, templates and examples of published research, real world data sets, MCQs, PowerPoint slides, student exercises and journal articles, as well as employability advice and guidance on different types of assessment and dissemination, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style. Suitable for anyone intending to conduct research in a variety of business contexts such as Management, Marketing, HRM and Organizational Studies *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook


Research Design

Filename: research-design.pdf
ISBN: 9781462530014
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Number of pages: 301
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publisher: Guilford Publications

Download and read online Research Design in PDF and EPUB This user-friendly book provides a step-by-step guide to using the five major approaches to research design: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research. Chapters on each approach follow a unique format--they present a template for a research proposal and explain in detail how to conceptualize and fill in every section. Terminology commonly used within each approach is identified, and key moments of ethical decision making are flagged. Interdisciplinary research examples draw on current events and social justice topics. Unique coverage includes hot topics: replication studies and data sharing, tailoring proposals to different audiences, and more. The book also includes a general introduction to social research; an in-depth, practical discussion of ethics; and a chapter on how to begin a research study, from planning a topic to developing a research question via a literature review. Pedagogical Features *Multiple "Review Stops" in each chapter--quick quizzes with answer keys. *End-of-chapter writing exercises, research activities, and suggested resources. *Bold-face key terms and an end-of-book glossary. *Boxed tips from experts in the respective approaches. *Supplemental PowerPoint slides for instructors using the book in a class.


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


Developing Effective Research Proposals

Filename: developing-effective-research-proposals.pdf
ISBN: 9781473966277
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Number of pages: 192
Author: Keith F Punch
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Developing Effective Research Proposals in PDF and EPUB Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy This is your step-by-step guide to success with your research proposal. This new edition covers every section of the proposal, telling you all you need to know on how to structure it, bring rigour to your methods section, impress your readers and get your proposal accepted. With practical tips and advice throughout, new features include: Comprehensive explanation of method and methodology, and how to maximize this crucial section of your proposal A new section on mixed methods: an increasingly common approach in research A new chapter on how to get it right with ethics Fresh exercises and activities, now for each key chapter. The Third Edition provides an authoritative and accessible guide for anyone tackling a research proposal. It is perfect for students in education, nursing, health, and across the social sciences.


Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design

Filename: qualitative-inquiry-and-research-design.pdf
ISBN: 9781506330228
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Number of pages: 488
Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design in PDF and EPUB In the revised Fourth Edition of the best-selling text, John W. Creswell and new co-author Cheryl N. Poth explore the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of five qualitative inquiry approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Preserving Creswell's signature writing style, the authors compare the approaches and relate research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry in a highly accessible manner. Featuring new content, articles, pedagogy, references, and expanded coverage of ethics throughout, the Fourth Edition is an ideal introduction to the theories, strategies, and practices of qualitative inquiry.