An Applied Reference Guide to Research Designs

An Applied Reference Guide to Research Designs

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Students often struggle with conceptualizing the most appropriate research design, before they begin collecting data and answering their research question. This book presents quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs in education and the social and behavioral sciences using consistent terminology, and in a way that students can understand and apply in their own investigations. The book helps students conceptualize, construct, test, problem solve, and acquire knowledge, through a wealth of visual aids and real-world examples. It is an ideal text for coursework and also a reference in the field.The embedded-experiment design allows the researcher to embed qual data within experimental research. If the research is considered quasi-experimental, then the design can be referred to as an embedded quasi-experimental design. ... 1The example uses the one-phase approach to the embedded design (also known as a concurrent nested mixed methods design) with the qualitative data collectedanbsp;...

Title:An Applied Reference Guide to Research Designs
Author:W. Alex Edmonds, Thomas D. Kennedy
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2012-01-17


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