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Creswell offers an in-depth comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design in this Fourth Edition. He presents the key elements of the research process, and thoroughly examines each approach. This edition also features increased coverage of ethical issues in research and worldview perspectives. Creswell has authored 22 books and numerous articles on mixed methods research and qualitative methodology. Currently a Professor of Educational Psychology at Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he is affiliated with a graduate program in educational psychology that specializes in quantitative and qualitative methods.
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In Creswell’s best-selling text, he navigates among each of the five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Although the book presents in-depth information, Creswell presents the information in clear and simple terms. This book is a good first resource for students to reference the fundamental concepts of qualitative inquiry and find additional resources about more specific strategies. . Creswell has authored 22 books and numerous articles on mixed methods research and qualitative methodology. Currently a Professor of Educational Psychology at Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he is affiliated with a graduate program in educational psychology that specializes in quantitative and qualitative methods.
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This book is filled with examples and stories that illustrate all aspects of qualitative inquiry. It serves as a valuable resource for both new and seasoned surveyors and researchers, as well as a training tool for graduate students. Patton uses comprehensive sections, tables, and figures to summarize major issues and guidelines of QR. This is a crucial resource for students seeking to understand the great volume of qualitative works published in the past 20 or so years.
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This Second Edition of Saldaña’s international best-selling book explores how the coding method transforms qualitative data into empirically valid data to analyze results and identify patterns. Saldaña profiles 32 coding methods that can be applied to a range of research categories from grounded theory to phenomenology to narrative inquiry. Each approach is fully explained through its origin, a description of the method, and an illustrated example in order for the reader to better understand its practical applications.
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In this Third Edition, Merriam presents the world of qualitative research in a manner that is accessible for new and experienced readers alike. She begins with an introduction of the fundamental concepts of qualitative methodology, explains its more complex forms, and then proceeds to show the reader exactly how to perform a reputable qualitative study. Merriam is a professor of adult education at the University of Georgia, and the author, coauthor, and editor of many books on learning in adulthood.
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This Fourth Edition of this landmark Handbook represents the best thinking from top scholars around the world. It explains the critical theory of qualitative methodology with the aim of showing how practices of qualitative research can effect positive change in the world. For both novice and expert researchers seeking a deeper understanding of research methods, this Handbook proves to be a valuable resource. Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Yvonna S. Lincoln is Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration at Texas A & M University.