The SAGE encyclopedia of qualitative research methods / Lisa M. Given, editor
It “… presents current and complete information as well as ready-to-use techniques, facts, and examples from the field of qualitative research in a very accessible style.”
Available to all students and staffers of MU at http://knowledge.sagepub.com/view/research/SAGE.xml
Handbook of quantitative methods for educational research / edited by Timothy Teo
“Written by experienced researchers and educators, each chapter in this handbook covers a methodological topic with attention paid to the theory, procedures, and the challenges on the use of that particular methodology.”
Available to all students and staffers of MU at http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-6209-404-8
Table of Contents: Pearson
From the Back Cover:
New features in this edition include the following:
NEW! Chapter 11 on mixed-method designs provides more detail about these increasingly popular designs.
NEW! Chapter 12 on action research provides more guidelines for students to conduct action research.
NEW! Learning objectives at the beginning of all chapters help to orient and focus students on important concepts and principles.
Includes 150 examples and excerpts from published articles representing more than 50 different journals to illustrate the range of current thinking.
Revised Chapter 1, which discusses the nature of research consistent with Scientific Research in Education.
Expanded treatment of qualitative data analysis in response to instructors’ needs.
Includes more detail about research ethics.
by John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark
Call Number: H62 C923d 2011
Table of Contents: amazon.com
From the Back Cover:
A practical, how-to guide to designing mixed methods studies
Combining the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Second Edition of Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now covers six major mixed methods designs. Authors John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark walk readers through the entire research process, from formulating questions to designing, collecting data, and interpreting results, and include updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from the social and behavioral science, health, and education.
This text is intended for use in Intermediate/Advanced Research Methods, Mixed Methods, Research Design, and Social Research Methods courses across the social and behavioral sciences.