Research Design (5th ed.)

Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

by John W. Creswell,

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  • 9781506386706
  • 9781506386713
  • 9781506386690

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.
  • SAGE Publications; November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781506386713
  • Edition: 5
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Research Design
  • Author: John W. Creswell; J. David Creswell
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781506386706
  • 9781506386713
  • 9781506386690

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“This text is incredibly helpful and among the books I use most frequently in my teaching and my own writing.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781506386706
  • 9781506386713
  • 9781506386690