Table of contents for Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches / John W. Creswell.

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Contents
Preface
Purpose
Audience
Format
Outline of Chapters
Acknowledgments
PART I. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS
Chapter 1. Selection of a Research Design
Three Types of Designs
Three Components Involved in a Design
Philosophical Worldview
The Postpositivist Worldview
The Social Constructivist Worldview
The Advocacy and Participatory Worldview
The Pragmatic Worldview
Strategies of Inquiry
Quantitative Strategies
Qualitative Strategies
Mixed Methods Strategies
Research Methods
Research Designs as Worldviews, Strategies, and Methods
Criteria for Selecting a Research Design
The Research Problem
Personal Experiences
Audience
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
Chapter 2. Review of the Literature
The Research Topic
The Literature Review
The Use of Literature
Design Techniques
Steps in Conducting a Literature Review
Searching Computerized Databases
A Priority for Selecting Literature Material
A Literature Map of the Research
Abstracting Studies
EXAMPLE 2.1 LITERATURE REVIEW IN A QUANTITATIVE STUDY
EXAMPLE 2.2 LITERATURE REVIEW OF A STUDY ADVANCING A TYPOLOGY
Style Manuals
The Definition of Terms
EXAMPLE 2.3 TERMS DEFINED IN A MIXED METHODS DISSERTATION
EXAMPLE 2.4 TERMS DEFINED IN AN INDEPENDENT VARIABLES SECTION
A Quantitative or Mixed Methods Literature Review
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
Chapter 3. The Use of Theory
Quantitative Theory Use
Variables in Quantitative Research
Definition of a Theory
Form of Theories
Placement of Quantitative Theories
Writing a Quantitative Theoretical Perspective
EXAMPLE 3.1 A QUANTITATIVE THEORY SECTION
Qualitative Theory Use
Variation in Theory Use in Qualitative Research
Locating the Theory in Qualitative Research
EXAMPLE 3.2 THEORY EARLY IN A QUALITATIVE STUDY
EXAMPLE 3.3 THEORY AT THE END OF A QUALITATIVE STUDY
Mixed Methods Theory Use
EXAMPLE 3.4 THEORY IN A TRANSFORMATIVE-EMANCIPATORY MIXED METHODS STUDY
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
Chapter 4. Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations
Writing the Proposal
Sections in a Proposal
Format for a Qualitative Proposal
EXAMPLE 4.1 A QUALITATIVE CONSTRUCTIVIST/INTERPRETIVIST FORMAT
EXAMPLE 4.2 A QUALITATIVE ADVOCACY/PARTICIPATORY FORMAT
Format for a Quantitative Proposal
EXAMPLE 4.3 A QUANTITATIVE FORMAT
FORMAT FOR A MIXED METHODS PROPOSAL
EXAMPLE 4.4 A MIXED METHODS FORMAT
Designing Sections of a Proposal
Writing Ideas
Writing as Thinking
The Habit of Writing
Readability of the Manuscript
EXAMPLE 4.5 AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE HOOK-AND-EYE TECHNIQUE
Voice, Tense, and ?Fat?
Ethical Issues
Ethical Issues in the Research Problem
Ethical Issues in the Purpose and Questions
Ethical Issues in Data Collection
Ethical Issues in Data Analysis and Interpretation
Ethical Issues in Writing and Disseminating the Research
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
PART II. DESIGNING RESEARCH
Chapter 5. The Introduction
The Importance of Introductions
Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Introductions
A Model for an Introduction
An Illustration
The Research Problem in the Study
Studies Addressing the Problem
Deficiencies in Past Literature
EXAMPLE 5.1 DEFICIENCIES IN THE LITERATURE?NEEDED STUDIES
EXAMPLE 5.2 DEFICIENCIES IN THE LITERATURE?FEW STUDIES
Significance of a Study for Audiences
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
Chapter 6. The Purpose Statement
Significance and Meaning of a Purpose Statement
A Qualitative Purpose Statement
EXAMPLE 6.1 A PURPOSE STATEMENT IN A QUALITATIVE PHENOMENOLOGY STUDY
EXAMPLE 6.2 A PURPOSE STATEMENT IN A CASE STUDY
EXAMPLE 6.3 A PURPOSE STATEMENT IN AN ETHNOGRAPHY
EXAMPLE 6.4 A PURPOSE STATEMENT IN A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY
A Quantitative Purpose Statement
EXAMPLE 6.5 A PURPOSE STATEMENT IN A PUBLISHED SURVEY STUDY
EXAMPLE 6.6 A PURPOSE STATEMENT IN A DISSERTATION SURVEY STUDY
EXAMPLE 6.7 A PURPOSE STATEMENT IN AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
A Mixed Methods Purpose Statement
EXAMPLE 6.8 A CONVERGENCE MIXED METHODS PURPOSE STATEMENT
EXAMPLE 6.9 A SEQUENTIAL MIXED METHODS PURPOSE STATEMENT
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
Chapter 7. Research Questions and Hypotheses
Qualitative Research Questions
EXAMPLE 7.1 A QUALITATIVE CENTRAL QUESTION FROM AN ETHNOGRAPHY
EXAMPLE 7.2 QUALITATIVE CENTRAL QUESTIONS FROM A CASE STUDY
Quantitative Research Questions and Hypotheses
EXAMPLE 7.3 A NULL HYPOTHESIS
EXAMPLE 7.4 DIRECTIONAL HYPOTHESES
EXAMPLE 7.5 NONDIRECTIONAL AND DIRECTIONAL HYPOTHESES
EXAMPLE 7.6 STANDARD USE OF LANGUAGE IN HYPOTHESES
A Model for Descriptive Questions and Hypotheses
EXAMPLE 7.7 DESCRIPTIVE AND INFERENTIAL QUESTIONS
Mixed Methods Research Questions and Hypotheses
EXAMPLE 7.8 HYPOTHESES AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS IN A MIXED METHODS STUDY
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
Chapter 8. Quantitative Methods
Defining Surveys and Experiments
Components of a Survey Method Plan
The Survey Design
The Population and Sample
Instrumentation
Variables in the Study
Data Analysis and Interpretation
EXAMPLE 8.1 A SURVEY METHOD SECTION
Components of an Experimental Method Plan
Participants
Variables
Instrumentation and Materials
Experimental Procedures
EXAMPLE 8.2 PRE-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
EXAMPLE 8.3 QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
EXAMPLE 8.4 TRUE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
EXAMPLE 8.5 SINGLE-SUBJECT DESIGNS
Threats to Validity
The Procedure
Data Analysis
Interpreting Results
EXAMPLE 8.6 AN EXPERIMENTAL METHOD SECTION
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
Chapter 9. Qualitative Procedures
The Characteristics of Qualitative Research
Strategies of Inquiry
The Researcher?s Role
Data Collection Procedures
Data Recording Procedures
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Reliability, Validity, and Generalizability
The Qualitative Write-Up
EXAMPLE 9.1 QUALITATIVE PROCEDURES
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
Chapter 10. Mixed Methods Procedures
Components of Mixed Methods Procedures
The Nature of Mixed Methods Research
Types of Mixed Methods Strategies and Visual Models
Planning Mixed Methods Procedures
Timing
Weighting
Mixing
Theorizing
Alternative Strategies and Visual Models
Sequential Explanatory Strategy
Sequential Exploratory Strategy
Sequential Transformative Strategy
Concurrent Triangulation Strategy
Concurrent Embedded Strategy
Concurrent Transformative Strategy
Choosing a Mixed Methods Strategy
Data Collection Procedures
Data Analysis and Validation Procedures
Report Presentation Structure
Examples of Mixed Methods Procedures
EXAMPLE 10.1 A SEQUENTIAL STRATEGY OF INQUIRY
EXAMPLE 10.2 A CONCURRENT STRATEGY OF INQUIRY
EXAMPLE 10.3 A TRANSFORMATIVE STRATEGY OF INQUIRY
Summary
Writing Exercises
Additional Readings
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Social sciences -- Statistical methods.