Research Design and Methods: An Applied Guide for the Scholar-Practitioner
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This site is intended to enhance your use of Research Design and Methods by Gary J. Burkholder, Kimberley A. Cox, Linda M. Crawford, and John H. Hitchcock. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.
Research Design and Methods: An Applied Guide for the Scholar-Practitioner is a straightforward and accessible text for graduate students conducting research in the social sciences. The target audience is the “scholar-practitioner”—working professionals seeking a graduate degree to improve their practice and further their careers—who will find this text to be a guide to an essential understanding of research design and methods. The book addresses the foundational concepts of research design and methods; provides a more detailed exploration of designs and methodologies popular with graduate students in applied disciplines; covers qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods designs; discusses ethical considerations, and quality in research; and provides guidance on writing a research proposal. Chapters conclude with Questions for Reflection, and Key Sources for further reading.
We gratefully acknowledge Gary J. Burkholder, Kimberley A. Cox, Linda M. Crawford, and John H. Hitchcock for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Chad Murphy of the Mississippi University for Women for creating the ancillaries on this site.
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