The Bestselling Text is Completely Updated and Better than Ever!Praise for the Third Edition I have used the older edition with great success. The new one is even better. -Kathleen Duncan, "University of La Verne" The Third Edition of the bestselling text Research Design by John W. Creswell enables readers to compare three approaches to research ...Read MoreThe Bestselling Text is Completely Updated and Better than Ever!Praise for the Third Edition I have used the older edition with great success. The new one is even better. -Kathleen Duncan, "University of La Verne" 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 textdoes 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 EditionPresents 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 The Instructor s Resourcesite at http: //www.sagepub.com/creswell3einstr/contains: Sample SyllabiPowerPoint Slide SetsSample Student ProposalsSuggested Studies Published in Journal ArticlesApplication Activities and TutorialPeer-Feedback Group ActivitiesStudy Design Group ActivitiesEnd-of-Chapter Checklists The Student Study Site atwww.sagepub.com/creswellstudyoffers Sample Student ProposalsApplication Activities and TutorialsPeer-Feedback Group ActivitiesStudy Design Group ActivitiesEnd-of-Chapter Checklists Research Design, Third Edition appeals to students taking research design and research methods classes throughout the social and behavioral sciences-from undergraduates to the most advanced doctoral programs.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is publishing in 2013! 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. PRAISE FOR CRESWELL'S RESEARCH DESIGN: "It provides all of the necessary information and tools to guide my doctoral students through writing their dissertation (research) proposals. Each chapter provides content information, examples that demonstrate the application of the content, suggestions for writing activities, and additional resources. All of this together in one textbook is phenomenal."--R.M. Cooper, Drake University "Creswell's is a more comprehensive discussion of design. Most texts approach this issue as either a book on qualitative methods, or one on quantitative methods. Additionally, my students appreciate the language. While not simple, the language and tone in this book are both accessible and inviting."--Gilberto Arriaza, California State University-East Bay "The accessibility of the content is a key strength. The students indicated that they will continue to use as a resource after the class is over."--Heather J. Brace, Whittier College.
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This book is excellent for understanding how to design a research project. The first chapter is a little hard to get through but the rest of the book is easy to read and understand.
Mar 15, 2012
Excellent Research Design Text
John Creswell is an excellent author for the area of research design, as he knows the area well, he is capable of clear writing, which when combined with examples makes a sometimes difficult area,comprehensible. No doubt he will assist me in getting through the dissertation process.
Mar 24, 2011
Not for a beginner
This book is the bible of how to design your research, but it is definitely [in my opinion] not the book for a total beginner. As a second or third book about research design it is a must, but it is a little too compplex for someone with no knowledge or research.
Mar 25, 2010
Really good condition of a used book
I waited for my book a little longer that I expect but I received it in excellent condition. Recommendation
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