Author(s): John W. CreswellDifference 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.

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