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Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Appro [Paperback]

John W Creswell , John W Creswell
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July 16 2008 1412965578 978-1412965576 3

                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-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

The Instructor?s Resource site at contains: 

  • Sample Syllabi
  • PowerPoint Slide Sets
  • Sample Student Proposals
  • Suggested Studies Published in Journal Articles

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About the Author

John W. Creswell is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches courses on mixed methods research, qualitative inquiry, and general research design. In these three areas, he has authored numerous scholarly journal articles, book chapters and books. He is currently working on his 22nd book (including new editions), and his books are translated into many languages around the world. At Nebraska he founded the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research and has held the Clifton Endowed Chair. He also co-founded the SAGE journal, the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and has been a popular speaker on mixed methods and qualitative research in the US and abroad. As an applied research methodologist, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan and as a consultant for the VA health services research unit in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a methodologist, he helped to design the methods for a number of successful NIH and NSF projects. He has been a Senior Fulbright Specialist scholar to both South Africa (2008) and Thailand (2012) lecturing on qualitative and mixed methods approaches to research. Recently, he served as a co-leader of a national working group developing "best practices" for mixed methods research at the National Institutes of Health in the US. Visit him at his Web site:

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Creswell has written several books on research design in the past, and they are usually very comprehensive and all-encompassing. This one, however, takes the cake. It is written in a more conversational (and therefore more readable) style than most of his texts, and provides just enough information to provide the first-time researcher with the tools he or she needs to understand the process of developing and implementing a research design strategy. The book provides a great deal of useful information about why the mixed methods approach can potentially improve the validity of a research study.

This is an essential read for any student (at any level: undergrad, postgrad or doctoral) entering the challenging field of research for the first time. Thanks, Dr. Creswell - this is literally just what the doctor ordered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended Oct. 17 2013
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I understood how to approach writing my dissertation. This book cleared up many questions especially with their examples. I recommend it to all doctoral students who are just beginning to write the research project.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Research Design Textbook March 12 2013
By Ashley
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Just the book I need for my course at a great price! Thanks for the speedy service too! It came just as expexted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Jan. 13 2012
By Jaz
Came in perfect condition and before the deadline date even though it was the holiday season. Very happy with the product.
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By drdanty
Excellent book, easy to read, practical and understandable with examples on how to write for journals, grant proposals or dissertations, using qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods designs.
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