Research Design Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches

Author: Patricia Leavy
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Publisher: Guilford Press
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN 10: 1462514383
ISBN 13: 9781462514380
eISBN: 9781462530403
Edition: 1st

Description:

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

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • preface
  • DEDICATION
  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PART I The Nuts and Bolts of Research Design

    CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Social Research

    • DIFFERENT WAYS OF KNOWING
    • THE FIVE APPROACHES TO RESEARCH
    • THE ELEMENTS OF RESEARCH
    • PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
    • CONCLUSION
    • Further Engagement
    • RESOURCES

    CHAPTER 2: Ethics in Social Research

    • VALUES SYSTEM
    • ETHICAL PRAXIS
    • REFLEXIVITY
    • CONCLUSION
    • Further Engagement
    • RESOURCES

    CHAPTER 3: Getting Started Designing a Project

    • SELECTING A TOPIC
    • LITERATURE REVIEWS
    • RESEARCH PURPOSE STATEMENTS, HYPOTHESES, AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    • SAMPLING
    • CONCLUSION
    • Further Engagement
    • RESOURCES

PART II Five Approaches to Research Design

    CHAPTER 4: Quantitative Research Design

    • STRUCTURE OF A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
    • BASIC INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION
    • THE TOPIC
    • THE RESEARCH PLAN
    • CONCLUSION
    • Further Engagement
    • RESOURCES

    CHAPTER 5: Qualitative Research Design

    • STRUCTURE OF A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
    • BASIC INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION
    • THE TOPIC
    • THE RESEARCH PLAN
    • CONCLUSION
    • Further Engagement
    • RESOURCES

    CHAPTER 6: Mixed Methods Research Design

    • STRUCTURE OF A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
    • BASIC INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION
    • THE TOPIC
    • THE RESEARCH PLAN
    • CONCLUSION
    • Further Engagement
    • RESOURCES

    CHAPTER 7: Arts-Based Research Design

    • STRUCTURE OF A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
    • BASIC INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION
    • THE TOPIC
    • THE RESEARCH PLAN
    • CONCLUSION
    • Further Engagement

    CHAPTER 8: Community-Based Participatory Research Design

    • STRUCTURE OF A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
    • BASIC INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION
    • THE TOPIC
    • THE RESEARCH PLAN
    • CONCLUSION
    • Further Engagement
    • RESOURCES

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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