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The Sixth Edition of the bestselling Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches provides clear and concise instruction for designing research projects or developing research proposals. This user-friendly text walks readers through research methods, from reviewing the literature to writing a research question and stating a hypothesis to designing the study. At each step in the process, authors John W. Creswell and J. David Creswell address qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches to encourage readers to choose the approach that best fits the research question. 

The Sixth Edition has been fully revised to reflect the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association with more inclusive language, updated citation styles, and updated writing suggestions. Updates reflect the latest developments in mixed methods and new research examples throughout help capture and demonstrate new trends in research.

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Part I: Preliminary Considerations
 
Chapter 1: The Selection of a Research Approach
 
Chapter 2: Review of the Literature
 
Chapter 3: The Use of Theory
 
Chapter 4: Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations
 
Part II: Designing Research
 
Chapter 5: The Introduction
 
Chapter 6: The Purpose Statement
 
Chapter 7: Research Questions and Hypotheses
 
Chapter 8: Quantitative Methods
 
Chapter 9: Qualitative Methods
 
Chapter 10: Mixed Methods Procedures

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“A long time ago, I participated in one of Dr. Creswell’s workshops on mixed methods research.... I am still learning from Dr. Creswell. I appreciate how he takes complex topics and makes them accessible to everyone. But I must caution my students that Dr. Creswell’s easygoing cadence and elegant descriptions sometimes mask the depth of the material. This reminds me of why he is such a highly respected researcher and teacher.”

Cassandra M. Johnson
Texas State University

“I always have enjoyed using Creswell's books (as a student and as an instructor) because the writing is straightforward.”

C. Aujean Lee
University of Oklahoma

“This book is based around dissertation chapters, and that's why I love it using in my class. Practical, concise, and to the point!”

Krishna Bista
Morgan State University

“This book is easy to use. The information and additional charts are also helpful.”

Bret D. Cormier
Southeast Missouri State University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Fully updated for the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • More inclusive and supportive language throughout helps readers better see themselves in the research process.
  • Learning Objectives provide additional structure and clarity to the reading process.
  • The latest information on participatory research, evaluating literature for quality, using software to design literature maps, and additional statistical software types is newly included in this edition.
  • Chapter 4: Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations now includes information on indigenous populations and data collection after IRB review.
  • An updated Chapter 8: Quantitative Methods now includes more foundational details, such as Type 1 and Type 2 errors and discussions of advantages and disadvantages of quantitative designs.
  • A restructured and revised Chapter 10: Mixed Methods Procedures brings state-of-the-art thinking to this increasingly popular approach.
  • Chapters 8, 9, and 10 now have parallel structures so readers can better compare and contrast each approach.
  • Reworked end-of-chapter exercises offer a more straightforward path to application for students.
  • New research examples throughout the text offer students contemporary studies for evaluation.
  • Current references and additional readings are included in this new edition.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Compares qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research in one book for unparalleled coverage.
  • Highly interdisciplinary examples make this book widely appealing to a broad range of courses and disciplines.
  • Ethical coverage throughout consistently reminds students to use good judgment and to be fair and unbiased in their research.
  • Writing exercises conclude each chapter so that readers can practice the principles learned in the chapter; if the reader completes all of the exercises, they will have a written plan for their scholarly study.
  • Numbered points provide checklists of each step in a process.
  • Annotated passages help reinforce the reader's comprehension of key research ideas.
 

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