Welcome to the Companion Website

This site is intended to enhance your use of An Applied Guide to Research DesignSecond Edition, by W. Alex Edmonds and Thomas D. Kennedy. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

The Second Edition of An Applied Guide to Research Designs offers researchers in the social and behavioral sciences guidance for selecting the most appropriate research design to apply in their study. Using consistent terminology, the authors visually present a range of research designs used in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to help readers conceptualize, construct, test, and problem solve in their investigation. The Second Edition features revamped and expanded coverage of research designs, new real-world examples and references, a new chapter on action research, and updated ancillaries.


We gratefully acknowledge W. Alex Edmonds and Thomas D. Kennedy for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.