Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches Author(s): John W. Creswell

Difference 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

  • Time lapse between current and previous publications: 5 years (2013 vs 2008).
  • The First Ed. of Creswell's Research Design was published appeared in 1994.
  • The Fourth Ed. of Research Design incorporates 2010 APA update to ensure that it reflects current citation standards.
  • Expanded coverage of ethical issues including a new table (4.1) addressing ethical issues throughout the entire research design process, from prior to the study to reporting and sharing findings
  • Chapter 3 includes new topics on social science and transformative paradigm theory use.
  • Chapter 5 has new topic An Abstract for a Study.
  • Chapter 8 has been expanded with additional coverage of:
    • Statistical significance of results
    • Effects sizes
    • Confidence intervals
  • Chapter 9 "Qualitative Methods" (former chapter "Qualifative Procedures") has been expanded to cover:
    • Components of qualitative methods
    • Type of designs
    • Reflexivity
    • Steps in qualitative analysis/interpretation
  • Chapter 10 has been completely rewritten and streamlined to reflect more recent thinking in the field and include new material on:
    • Convergent Parallel Mixed Methods Design
    • Advanced Mixed Methods Designs
    • Mixed Methods Notation in the Figures
    • Important Factors in Choosing a Mixed Methods
  • For more details see comparison of 4th ed. vs 3rd ed. above.
4th Edition of
Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
Hardcover, 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1452226091
ISBN-13: 9781452226095
Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, March 14, 2013
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Paperback, 273 pages
ISBN-10: 1452226105
ISBN-13: 9781452226101
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3rd Edition of
Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
Hardcover, 296 pages
ISBN-10: 141296556X
ISBN-13: 9781412965569
Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, July 15, 2008
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Paperback, 296 pages
ISBN-10: 1412965578
ISBN-13: 9781412965576
Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, July 15, 2008
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2nd Edition of
Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
Hardcover, 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0761924418
ISBN-13: 9780761924418
Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, July 15, 2002
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$87.12
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Paperback, 246 pages
ISBN-10: 0761924426
ISBN-13: 9780761924425
Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc, July 15, 2002
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  • Used previous 3rd edition costs $30.95 less than the used 4th.
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  • 3rd edition is $27.87 cheaper then the 4th edition.



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