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Research Design

Research Design

(2018, SAGE) by Cresswell & Creswell A 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.

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Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

(2018, SAGE) by Creswell & Plano Clark is now in its 3rd edition. This is our “big” book on mixed methods, and, in our recently updated 3rd edition we added in much new material to reflect the growing and ever-expanding field of mixed methods research.

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A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

(2015, SAGE) Is a book that Creswell is especially proud of. It is a short read and can be completed in 2-3 hours. It is also available at a low, affordable price. Further, because it is short, it can be easily translated for international audiences. It was based on Creswell’s lectures in his mixed methods class at Harvard in 2015, and was an attempt to distill the field down into essential ideas so that the busy practitioner and clinician could read the book and gain a basic understanding of mixed methods research.

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30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher

30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher

(2016, SAGE) by Creswell is the most practical research book in his portfolio of research methods books. He included in this book his favorite approaches to conducting qualitative research, and provides concrete examples of his approach using sample data. For the beginning qualitative researcher, this is an excellent starter book.

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Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

(Merrill Education, 2019) by Creswell and Guetterman, is out now in the 6th edition. This book discusses many methods for studying educational problems, and it takes an applied approach with many examples and illustrations.

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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design:  Choosing Among Five Approaches

Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches

(2018, SAGE) by Creswell and Poth, is now available in its 4th edition. This book takes a novel approach to qualitative research by reviewing and comparing side-by-side five approaches to conducting qualitative research: narrative, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case studies. By including five approaches, the qualitative researcher can identify the type of qualitative research best suited to study a problem. This book won a national award in 2018: the Textbook and Academic Author’s 2018 McGuffey Longevity Award.

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