The Scholar-Practitioner’s Guide to Research Design.

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Baltimore, MD: Laureate Publishing.


Research that pivots between academic inquiry and real-world application marks an ongoing evolution in the advancement of knowledge. The Scholar-Practitioner’s Guide to Research Design explores that pivot point. With clear presentation of foundational concepts of research design and methodology, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs, this guide provides a practical framework for every scholar-practitioner to become conversant in research. The Scholar-Practitioner’s Guide to Research Design presents specific designs commonly chosen by doctoral and master's students as they prepare to solve real-world problems in their research. This guide also helps students to decode the language of research in preparation for the research proposal and beyond. Key features include: - Application for social, behavioral, health, management, and education sciences - Philosophical foundations and the role of theory in research - Conceptual and theoretical frameworks - Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs - Quality in research - Ethical considerations - Critiquing and synthesizing literature - Guidelines for writing a research proposal - Grounded theory, action research, survey design, and other common designs