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

by Patricia Leavy Guilford Publications
Pub Date:
04/2017
ISBN:
9781462514380
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Pbk 301 pages
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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.   

I. The Nuts and Bolts of Research Design
1. Introduction to Social Research
2. Ethics in Social Research
3. Getting Started Designing a Project
II. Five Approaches to Research Design
4. Quantitative Research Design
5. Qualitative Research Design
6. Mixed Methods Research Design
7. Arts-Based Research Design
8. Community-Based Participatory Research Design
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References
 

"I applaud the author for the breadth of research approaches this book encompasses compared to other texts, including arts-based and community-based research. I like how the book is structured, with the first few chapters providing a general introduction to research design and subsequent chapters taking a closer look at each of the respective approaches."--Larry Maucieri, PhD, ABPP-CN, Division of Psychology and Counseling, Governors State University "An excellent introductory text for an undergraduate- or master's-level research methods class. The book provides a thorough introduction to five approaches to research commonly used in the social and behavioral sciences, offering detailed guidance on how to write a proposal in each genre. The writing style is very readable, with clear explanations of concepts and vocabulary and excellent examples from many different fields. Ethics in research is emphasized throughout. Other strengths include a comprehensive discussion of how to write surveys. This is a very accessible book."--Barbara B. Levin, PhD, Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Patricia Leavy, PhD, is an independent sociologist and former Chair of Sociology and Criminology and Founding Director of Gender Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of over 20 books. She is also the creator and editor of seven book series. Known for her commitment to public scholarship, she is frequently contacted by the U.S. national news media and has regular blogs for The Huffington Post, The Creativity Post, and We Are the Real Deal. Dr. Leavy has received numerous awards for her work in the field of research methods, including the New England Sociologist of the Year Award from the New England Sociological Association, the Special Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association, the Egon Guba Memorial Keynote Lecture Award from the American Educational Research Association Qualitative Special Interest Group, and the Special Career Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. In 2016, Mogul, a global women’s empowerment platform, named her an “Influencer.” Dr. Leavy delivers invited lectures and keynote addresses at universities and conferences. Her website is www.patricialeavy.com