Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Research Design Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches by John W. Creswell (Author), J. David Creswell (Author)

This bestselling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and new co-author J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions; key elements of the research process; a review of the literature; an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry.

New to this Edition

  • Updated discussion on designing a proposal for a research project and on the steps in designing a research study.  
  • Additional content on epistemological and ontological positioning in relation to the research question and chosen methodology and method. 
  • Additional updates on the transformative worldview. 
  • Expanded coverage on specific approaches such as case studies, participatory action research, and visual methods. 
  • Additional information about social media, online qualitative methods, and mentoring and reflexivity in qualitative methods. 
  • Incorporation of action research and program evaluation in mixed methods and coverage of the latest advances in the mixed methods field
  • Additional coverage on qualitative and quantitative data analysis software in the respective methods chapters. 
  • Additional information about causality and its relationship to statistics in quantitative methods. 
  • Incorporation of writing discussion sections into each of the three methodologies. 
  • Current references and additional readings are included in this new edition.

UGC NET Library Science complete self study guide

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Library Science complete self study guide ( A conceptual approach ) for UGC NET, SET, KVS, RSMSSB and all other competiton exams By Amit Kishore

Library and Information Science (LIS)’ as it reflects by its name that subject requires systematic and even study. Library science is one of the emerging subject of present scenario. It contain ample of possibilities in itself. All the students who are vigorously preparing for NTA UGC-NET/ SET/ KVS/ NVS/ RSSB/ DSSSB/ LPA and other Librarian and Information Professional Competitive Exam is the target reader of this book. Most of the matters of this book is compiled from various authentic sources of information (printed & electronic), study materials (IGNOU, LPU, NIOS, etc.) and educational website (Egyankosh, Epgpathshala, Sodhganga, swayam, etc), it can satisfy all your needs related to library and Information Competitive Exam. This book contains a conceptual approach to library and information science with previous years solved papers of various librarian and information professional competitive exams. The student always likes to study books only having objective questions but the lack of theoretical/conceptual knowledge produce lots of hickups while facing the competitive exams. So taking these problems in mind, I have designed the book which is having conceptual approach to Library and Information Science for the betterment of students, who are appearing for different competitive exams like NTA UGC-NET/SLET, KVS, NVS, DSSSB, RSMSSB, LPA, etc

Objective Questions in Library and Information Science

Objective Questions in Library and Information Science

Objective Questions in Library and Information Science: For NET (UGC), SLET, SET, JRF Other Competitive Examinations by C. Lal (Author), K. Kumar (Author)

This is a guide for library/information science candidates in India who must take the NET/SLET (National Eligibility Test/State Level Eligibility Test) examinations in order to be appointed as lecturers in library and information science departments or as assistant librarians in university libraries and other regional institutions. In this fourth edition, the material has been arranged into ten units, as prescribed by India’s University Grants Commission for the NET test. The guide also includes questions and answers for matching of words with their meanings.

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

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A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

This revised edition of A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, while retaining the key strengths and structure of the previous edition, brings to the readers additional questions from various competitive examinations as per the latest pattern and trends. A section on recent questions (based on memory) and their answers/solutions from different competitive examinations like SSC, SBI-CGL Tier I, AFCAT, SBI (PO), RBI Grade B, etc. has been added.

Key Feature:
The book carefully guides the candidates through faster, shorter and intelligent paths to take up the study both parts of the book, namely, Verbal, and Non-Verbal:
(a) By suitably arranging the questions based on the latest examination patterns.
(b) By providing a huge number of questions for practice, with solutions that can teach one the right approach towards solving them.
(c) By providing solved examples with full explanation to bring out the essence of each topic

Table Of Content:


Section-I: General Mental Ability • Series Completion • Analogy • Classification • Coding-Decoding • Blood Relations • Puzzle Test • Sequential Output Tracing • Direction Sense Test • Logical Venn Diagrams • Alphabet Test • Alpha – Numeric Sequence Puzzle • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test • Mathematical Operations • Logical Sequence of Words • Arithmetical Reasoning • Inserting the Missing Character • Data Sufficiency • Eligibility Test • Assertion and Reason • Situation Reaction Test • Verification of Truth of the Statement

Section-II: Logical Deduction • Logic • Statement – Arguments • Statement – Assumptions • Statement – Courses of Action • Statement – Conclusions • Deriving Conclusions from Passages • Theme Detection • Cause and Effect Reasoning

• Series • Analogy • Classification • Analytical Reasoning • Mirror-Images • Water-Images • Spotting Out the Embedded Figures • Completion of Incomplete Pattern • Figure Matrix • Paper Folding • Paper Cutting • Rule Detection • Grouping of Identical Figures • Cubes and Dice • Dot Situation • Construction of Squares and Triangles • Figure Formation & Analysis • Additional Questions with Answers

Useful for:
• IBPS-CWE Bank PO/Clerical/Specialist Officers, RRB Officers; SBI-PO/Clerical; NABARD &IDBI Bank Executive Offices
• SSC-CGL (Tier I and II); SSC-CHSL (10+2); SSC-FCI Grade III; SSC-CPO/SI/ASI, Income Tax etc.
• UPSC-CSAT, SCRA etc; and other State Services Exams
• Railways Grade ‘D’ & other Technical & Non-Technical Exam
• MAT; CMAT; CET (MBA); SNAP; BBA; BBM & other B School Admission Tests
• NTSE; CLAT; Hotel Management etc.



E-Commerce by Laudon

For the undergraduate and graduate e-commerce course in any business discipline. The market-leading text for E-commerce. This comprehensive, market-leading text emphasizes the three major driving forces behind E-commerce-technology change, business development and social issues-to provide a coherent conceptual framework for understanding the field. The tenth edition features updates to the text, data, figures and tables based on the latest marketing and business intelligence available from eMarketer, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Forrester Research, comScore, Gartner Research and other industry sources. All opening, closing and “Insight on” cases are new or updated.