The Guilford Press
Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches (PDF), written by Patricia Leavy, is a user-friendly ebook that provides a step-by-step guide to using the five major approaches to research design. These approaches are qualitative research, quantitative research, arts-based research, mixed method research, and community-based participatory research. Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community- The chapters that cover each methodology adhere to a specific structure, in which they provide a model for a research proposal and explain in depth how to conceptualize and fill in each component of the template. The terminology that is typically employed within each method is defined, and the crucial junctures in the ethical decision-making process are highlighted. Examples of research that draws on multiple disciplines often focus on topics related to social justice and current events. The exclusive coverage includes current hot themes such as replication studies and data sharing, as well as the customization of proposals for various audiences and other topics. The e-book also has a broad introduction to social research, an in-depth and practical discussion of ethics, and a chapter on how to launch a research project. This chapter covers everything from planning a topic to generating a research question through a literature review.
*Key terms are italicized, and there is a glossary at the book's conclusion.
*Advice in the form of boxed tips from specialists in the various ways.
*A number of “Review Stops,” which are essentially short tests with answer keys, are included in each chapter.
*Additional PowerPoint slides that can be used in conjunction with the ebook in the classroom.
*Writing tasks at the end of each chapter, research assignments, and a list of suggested resources
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