Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Research Design Qualitative Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches This book enables readers to compare three approaches to research qualitative quantitative and mixed methods in a single research methods text The book examines these methodologies side by side with

  • Title: Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
  • Author: John W. Creswell
  • ISBN: 9781412965576
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book enables readers to compare three approaches to research qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods in a single research methods text The book examines these methodologies side by side within the process of research, from the beginning steps of philosophical assumptions to the writing and presenting of research Written in a user friendly manner, this textThis book enables readers to compare three approaches to research qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods in a single research methods text The book examines these methodologies side by side within the process of research, from the beginning steps of philosophical assumptions to the writing and presenting of research Written in a user friendly manner, this text showcases ideas in a system of scaffolds so that the reader understands concepts from the simple to the complex This text is appropriate for students taking research design and research methods classes throughout the social and behavioral sciences from undergraduates to students in the most advanced doctoral programs.

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    1. This book is a great introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods. It's easy to read and understand. It focuses more on the overall parts of research and a research paper and the differences between qualitative and quantitative approaches. It takes the reader through the fundamentals of selecting your research, reviewing the literature, using theory, and writing strategies and then goes into more details in designing and writing your research. It addresses the introduction, purp [...]

    2. Creswell, John. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Ltd 2009.Research Design as an introduction to dissertation planning is a rather difficult and technical read. In that way, it is probably quite appropriate, since a dissertation is a massive undertaking and deserves to be introduced in all its complexity. The introduction of the philosophies behind the different methods is a little like jumping into the deep end of the pool. [...]

    3. Grrrr. Books like this are about as exciting as reading through an obscure instruction manual for a put-it-together-yourself-kiddie-play-place. I get what the author is trying to accomplish. It is just agonizing to read cover to cover like a novel. Books like this should be probably referenced continually instead of read straight through. Context and application are the only way something like this will be helpful.That being said let me also suggest never to buy "ebooks" from XPLANA, they suck, [...]

    4. This book is a must-have for budding scholars who need to know the format of a quality research proposal. I'm at the end of my program, so there are many lessons that are presented in this book that are review for me. I wish I had this book when I began my program because it clears up many of my initial questions. For example, there is a section that clarifies the Research Problem versus the Research Questions, a line that I had a hard time differentiating when I started this doctoral journey. N [...]

    5. This is another of the primary textbooks I use in my research methods class and it is a decent supplement to Alan Bryman's book, Social Research Methods.

    6. Worst. Book. Ever. Seriously. If this wasn't a required textbook I'd never waste my time on it. So, if you have any control over whether or not you read this book STAY AWAY. I think the writer is one of those people that just likes to hear himself talk. Unfortunately, he's managed to convince people like publishers, editors, and academics that if he uses a bunch of big words in order to state simplistic ideas that it somehow makes the stuff coming out of his mouth actually mean something. I hate [...]

    7. Excellent guide to the types of research designs and methods and all they entail. The explanations are clear and concise, the examples are helpful, and the language throughout is straightforward and highly readable. Great text!

    8. This book was at times way above my head as a student, sometimes a bit repetitive. In the end, if you are trying to learn about research design, at the beginning stages, then this is a good resource. It shouldn't be your only resource, but one of several.

    9. John W. Creswell is a Professor of Educational Psychology and teaches courses and writes about qualitative methodology and mixed methods research. He has been at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln for 30 years and has authored 11 books many of which focus on research design, qualitative research, and mixed methods research and are translated into many languages and used around the world.This is a brilliant instructional book written for students and experienced field researchers. If anyone has [...]

    10. An excellent reference book for writing good designs for your research, be it a master or a phd. I wish it also included design science.

    11. This is a re-read for my Capstone. Found it enjoyable and valuable the first time around and imagine it will serve me well as a reference book the second time around.

    12. Excellent introduction to conducting research and presenting findings. Great overview. Gave me lots of information that I've been able to use as springboard to more detailed instructions and for more resources. Recommended for professionals interested in conducting various types of studies and needing an entry point.

    13. I know this is an important work in the field of research, particularly in the social sciences. But this was not relevant for me. That makes it too narrow in its usefulness.

    14. This textbook was used in one of my college courses. Though a little dry, it is an informative book and provides great direction on researching writing and structuring.

    15. This was a textbook for a class. If you're in a research design/research methods course, it is a valuable and affordable text.

    16. Definitely explained types of research needed for the dissertation I'm proposing. I'm not a Statistic Wiz, and therefore, it's an intimidating area. Creswell smoothed this avenue for me.

    17. I'm not a huge fan of textbooks for theory courses, but for methods courses I find their use justifiable. I'm using this text for a course that I'm currently teaching and while it has its limitations, it provides students a solid introduction to different methodological approaches in social science research, with a good, basic overview of the role of theory in research, the purpose of literature reviews, a discussion of how to write a research question and develop a research proposal, etc. I wis [...]

    18. I originally read the first edition of this book in a required research methods class for a Masters of Arts degree. At the time, it was very helpful in framing the scope and methodology of a social science thesis proposal. I dragged out the more recent edition this summer to help with framing the scope of my comment for law journal. Parts were very helpful - especially the sections on a literature review, literature map and elements of a thesis statement sentence - but much of it was just not re [...]

    19. This book addresses these issues by providing a guide to major design decisions, such as deciding a paradigm, stating a purpose for the study, identifying the research questions and hypotheses, using theory, and defining and stating the significance of the study. Each chapter is organized to first present the principles about composing and writing qualitative and quantitative approaches followed by specific examples from journal articles and dissertations from a variety of fields within the soci [...]

    20. I like the flow of the ideas in this book, you don't need to read to much in order to understand how to design your research. On of the most astonishing things in this book is the Comprehensiveness in processing the research components. In addition, the author of this book is following the changes in the theory of the academic methods; a plenty of examples and frames has been adjusted through the editions, which can be considered critically an advantage point for the person who'd like to study t [...]

    21. I honestly can't think of a better introduction to social science research than this excellent book. I loved it so much- and learnt such a great deal from it- that I immediately went out and bought Creswell's more in-depth book looking specifically at qualitative design. The author has such a great non-fiction writing style- it's easy to read, personable, clear, well organised, succinct, and supported with great examples. Highly recommended.

    22. It depends on the reason why you've gotten it. If - like myself - you've been out of touch with research for a while and have only theoretical flashes to work with, this is a useful, down-to-earth manual, meant to help you work with the thoughts into a more constructive fashion.If, on the other hand, you have it all figured out and are looking for the more specific take on things, this is not it.

    23. This book is going to be quite useful for someone working on a doctoral dissertation. It's less helpful in providing specifics when it comes to more general research papers, but many of the strategies have value for any type of research, and it provides a good overview of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research with guidelines and considerations for each.

    24. This book has some very useful information, but I felt that a lot of it was over my head. It took a while for me to get the terminology down. I would have appreciated more examples. Now that I have read through it and gained some ideas for the design of my capstone research, I will be looking back through this book to make sure I have everything covered.

    25. While I think the text was inappropriate for a graduate level course given how broad it is, it does serve as a good introduction to general research methods and was presented logically. Some of the examples, especially for quantitative, felt difficult to connect to the point they were used to make.

    26. Creswell has written the seminal guide to research design. If you want to know how to go about the putting your research together, read this. I have highlighted, dog-eared, and plastered post-it notes all over my copy. I know I will use this book over and over during the writing of my dissertation.

    27. This was a required course textbook for a research methods class I took while obtaining my Master's degree. Since it was a textbook I wasn't surprised to find it very boring. However, it was very comprehensive and I now understand the difference between qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research.

    28. 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.

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