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Author Creswell, John W

Title Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches / John W. Creswell

Publ Info New Delhi : Sage, [2011]
2011
Edition Third edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  H62 .C6963 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxix, 260 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "Sage South Asia Edition" -- cover
Originally published in 2009
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-245) and indexes
Contents Analytic contents of research techniques -- Preface -- Purpose -- Audience -- Format -- Outline of chapters -- Acknowledgments -- About the author -- Part 1: Preliminary Considerations -- 1: Selection of a research design -- Three types of designs -- Three components involved in a design -- Philosophical worldviews -- Postpositivist worldview -- Social constructivist worldview -- Advocacy and participatory worldview -- Pragmatic worldview -- Strategies of inquiry -- Quantitative strategies -- Qualitative strategies -- Mixed methods strategies -- Research methods -- Research designs as worldviews, strategies, and methods -- Criteria for selecting a research design -- Research problem -- Personal experiences -- Audience -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings -- 2: Review Of The Literature -- Research topic -- Literature review -- Use of literature -- Design techniques -- Steps in conducting a literature review -- Searching computerized databases -- Priority for selecting literature material -- Literature map of the research -- Abstracting studies -- Example 2-1: Literature review in a quantitative study -- Example 2-2: Literature review in a study advancing a typology -- Style manuals -- Definition of terms -- Example 2-3: Terms defined in a mixed methods dissertation -- Example 2-4: Terms defined in an independent variables section -- Quantitative or mixed methods literature review -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings -- 3: Use Of Theory -- Quantitative theory use -- Variables in quantitative research -- Definition of a theory -- Forms of theories -- Placement of quantitative theories -- Writing a quantitative theoretical perspective -- Example 3-1: Quantitative theory section -- Qualitative theory use -- Variation in theory use in qualitative research -- Locating the theory in qualitative research -- Example 3-2: Theory early in a qualitative study -- Example 3-3: Theory at the end of a qualitative study -- Mixed methods theory use -- Example 3-4: Theory in a transformative-emancipatory mixed methods study -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings -- 4: Writing Strategies And Ethical Considerations -- Writing the proposal -- Sections in a proposal -- Format for a qualitative proposal -- Example 4-1: Qualitative constructivist/interpretivist format -- Example 4-2: Qualitative advocacy/participatory format -- Format for a quantitative proposal -- Example 4-3: Quantitative format -- Format for a mixed methods proposal -- Example 4-4: Mixed methods format -- Designing the sections of a proposal -- Writing ideas -- Writing as thinking -- Habit of writing -- Readability of the manuscript -- Example 4-5: Illustration of the hook-and-eye technique -- Voice, tense, and "fat" -- Ethical issues to anticipate -- Ethical issues in the research problem -- Ethical issues in the purpose and questions -- Ethical issues in data collection -- Ethical issues in data analysis and interpretation -- Ethical issues in writing and disseminating the research -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings
Part 2: Designing Research -- 5: Introduction -- Importance of introductions -- Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods introductions -- Model for an introduction -- Illustration -- Research problem -- Studies addressing the problem -- Deficiencies in past literature -- Example 5-1: Deficiencies in the literature-needed studies -- Example 5-2: Deficiencies in the literature-few studies -- Significance of a study for audiences -- Example 5-3: Significance of the study stated in an introduction to a quantitative study -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings -- 6: Purpose Statement -- Significance and meaning of a purpose statement -- Qualitative purpose statement -- Example 6-1: Purpose statement in a qualitative phenomenology study -- Example 6-2: Purpose statement in a case study -- Example 6-3: Purpose statement in an ethnography -- Example 6-4: Purpose statement in a grounded theory study -- Quantitative purpose statement -- Example 6-5: Purpose statement in a published survey study -- Example 6-6: Purpose statement in a dissertation survey study -- Example 6-7: Purpose statement in an experimental study -- Mixed methods purpose statement -- Example 6-8: Concurrent mixed methods purpose statement -- Example 6-9: Sequential mixed methods purpose statement -- Example 6-10: Transformative concurrent mixed methods purpose statement -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings -- 7: Research Questions And Hypotheses -- Qualitative research questions -- Example 7-1: Qualitative central question from an ethnography -- Example 7-2: Qualitative central questions from a case study -- Quantitative research questions and hypotheses -- Example 7-3: Null hypothesis -- Example 7-4: Directional hypotheses -- Example 7-5: Nondirectional and directional hypotheses -- Example 7-6: Standard use of language in hypotheses -- Model for descriptive questions and hypotheses -- Example 7-7: Descriptive and inferential questions -- Mixed methods research questions and hypotheses -- Example 7-8: Hypotheses and research questions in a mixed methods study -- Example 7-9: Mixed methods question written in terms of mixing procedures -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings -- 8: Quantitative Methods -- Defining surveys and experiments -- Components of a survey method plan -- Survey design -- Population and sample -- Instrumentation -- Variables in the study -- Data analysis and interpretation -- Example 8-1: Survey method section -- Components of an experimental method plan -- Participants -- Variables -- Instrumentation and materials -- Experimental procedures -- Example 8-2: Pre-experimental designs -- Example 8-3: Quasi-experimental designs -- Example 8-4: True experimental designs -- Example 8-5: Single-subject designs -- Threats to validity -- Procedure -- Data analysis -- Interpreting results -- Example 8-6: Experimental method section -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings
9: Qualitative Procedures -- Characteristics of qualitative research -- Strategies of inquiry -- Researcher's role -- Data collection procedures -- Data recording procedures -- Data analysis and interpretation -- Reliability, validity, and generalizability -- Qualitative write-up -- Example 9-1: Qualitative procedures -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings -- 10: Mixed Methods Procedures -- Components of mixed methods procedures -- Nature of mixed methods research -- Types of mixed methods strategies and visual models -- Planning mixed methods procedures -- Timing -- Weighting -- Mixing -- Theorizing or transforming perspectives -- Alternative strategies and visual models -- Sequential explanatory strategy -- Sequential exploratory strategy -- Sequential transformative strategy -- Concurrent triangulation strategy -- Concurrent embedded strategy -- Concurrent transformative strategy -- Choosing a mixed methods strategy -- Data collection procedures -- Data analysis and validation procedures -- Report presentation structure -- Examples of mixed methods procedures -- Example 10-1: Sequential strategy of inquiry -- Example 10-2: Concurrent strategy of inquiry -- Example 10-3: Transformative strategy of inquiry -- Summary -- Writing exercises -- Additional readings -- Glossary -- References -- Author index -- Subject index
Note 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
LC subject Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology
Social sciences -- Statistical methods
Mesh Subject Behavioral Sciences -- methods
Research Design
Statistics as Topic
ISBN 9788132107484
8132107489