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Research Design : quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research approaches

Author: Patricia Leavy
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This user-friendly book provides a step-by-step guide to using the five major approaches to research design: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research. Chapters on each approach follow a unique format--they present a template for a research proposal and explain in detail how to conceptualize and fill in every section. Terminology commonly used within each  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Leavy
ISBN: 9781462530038 1462530036
OCLC Number: 1018483158
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (321 Seiten)
Contents: I. The Nuts and Bolts of Research Design1. Introduction to Social Research2. Ethics in Social Research3. Getting Started Designing a ProjectII. Five Approaches to Research Design4. Quantitative Research Design5. Qualitative Research Design6. Mixed Methods Research Design7. Arts-Based Research Design8. Community-Based Participatory Research DesignGlossaryReferences
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This user-friendly book provides a step-by-step guide to using the five major approaches to research design: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research. Chapters on each approach follow a unique format--they present a template for a research proposal and explain in detail how to conceptualize and fill in every section. Terminology commonly used within each approach is identified, and key moments of ethical decision making are flagged. Interdisciplinary research examples draw on current events and social justice topics. Unique coverage includes hot topics: replication studies and data sharing, tailoring proposals to different audiences, and more. The book also includes a general introduction to social research; an in-depth, practical discussion of ethics; and a chapter on how to begin a research study, from planning a topic to developing a research question via a literature review. Pedagogical Features *Multiple "Review Stops" in each chapter--quick quizzes with answer keys. *End-of-chapter writing exercises, research activities, and suggested resources. *Bold-face key terms and an end-of-book glossary. *Boxed tips from experts in the respective approaches. *Supplemental PowerPoint slides for instructors using the book in a class.

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