We offer these texts bundled together at a discount for your students.John W Creswell, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, Third EditionThe Bestselling Text is Completely Updated and Better than Ever!Praise for the Third Edition:“I have used the older edition with great success. The new one is even better.” —Kathleen Duncan, University of La Verne The Third Edition of the bestselling text Research Design by John W. Creswell enables readers to compare three approaches to research—qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods—in a single research methods text. The book presents these three approaches side by side within the context of the process of research from the beginning steps of philosophical assumptions to the writing and presenting of research. Written in a user-friendly manner, Creswell's text does not rely on technical jargon. He cuts to the core of what a reader needs to know to read and design research in part by showcasing ideas in a scaffold approach so that the reader understands ideas from the simple to the complex. Research Design, Third Edition appeals to students taking research design and research methods classes throughout the social and behavioral sciences—from undergraduates to the most advanced doctoral programs.Ernest T. Stringer, Action Research, Third Edition“Substantially rewritten from the previous editions, this Third Edition has the same clarity, the same balance between concepts and approaches, and the same illuminating examples. It is accessible to novices (and indeed to laypeople) and informative for those with more experience.” —Bob Dick, Southern Cross University, AustraliaCommunity-based action research seeks to involve as active participants those who have traditionally been called subjects and is intended to result in a practical outcome related to the lives or work of the participants. No matter the setting—organizational, institutional, or educational—there are particular skills needed to conduct action research successfully. In Action Research, author Ernest T. Stringer provides a series of tools that assist the researcher in working through the research process. The Third Edition of this popular text provides a simple but highly effective model for approaching action research: * Look: Building a picture and gathering information * Think: Interpreting and explaining * Act: Resolving issues and problems. Clear, concise, and always pragmatic, Action Research, Third Edition is a must for the library of professionals and students involved in the research enterprise. "From his clear description of the detailed and demanding work of collecting and analyzing data to the exploration of the broader historical and theoretical foundations of action research, Stringer provides an engaging and accessible introduction to students and community-based researchers. Using his own experience as a guide, Stringer’s style is personable and inviting, but at the same time he calls upon aspiring action researchers to grapple with the broader political and ethical challenges that frame our inquiry and the daily personal and professional demands of engaged social inquiry. He convinces us that we, too, want to do action research, and then shows how to do it!" —Mary Brydon-Miller, University of Cincinnati"This is a very good introductory volume that can spark ideas, discussions, and (self-) reflection on how to better link theory and practice." —FORUM:QUALITATIVE SOCIAL RESEARCHJoseph A. Maxwell, Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Third EditionThis book provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. It shows how the components of design interact with each other, and provides a strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components, highlighting key design issues. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises.