Author(s): John W. Creswell, Cheryl N. PothDifference between 4th and 3rd editions Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes. |

**Key differences between 4th and 3rd editions**

- Period between current and previous editions: 5 years (2017 vs 2012).
- The First edition of Creswell's book was published in 1997.
- The Fourth Ed. of
*Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design*includes updated references to incorporate the latest books, journal articles, publications on qualitative research methods. - Key updates and new content in the Fourth edition:
**Chapter 1:**- Updated
*Key Book Readings* - Definition of qualitative research
**Chapter 3:**- Characteristics of a good qualitative study
- Design considerations to engage readers
**Chapter 4:**- Deciding among five approaches
**Chapter 5**has new articles:- Mac an Ghaill & Haywood's ethnographic research study
- Frelin's case study
**Chapter 6:**How to interrelate the problem, aim, and research question.**Chapter 8:**Deciding whether to use a computer program to support the data analysis**Chapter 10:**Three groups of strategies: researcher's, participant's, and reviewer's lens**Chapter 11:**Expanded coverage and discussion of qualitative gunman case study.

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches

Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, December 23, 2016

Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, January 25, 2017

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches

Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, March 13, 2012

Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, March 14, 2012

Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, March 14, 2012

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five Approaches

Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, December 20, 2006

Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, December 20, 2006