This book has been replaced by Research Design, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-4897-2.
"This outstanding textbook demands no less than unequivocal endorsement as the best social research methods guide I have come across in my career. Equally informative and empowering, Research Design
deftly orients readers to key concepts in research as a general practice before guiding them in discovery of five different approaches to inquiry. Patricia Leavy brings research challenges and opportunities vividly to life through detailed and deeply intersectional example scenarios that center a vast range of different life experiences and social issues. She uses language easily accessible for learners at the undergraduate level, but also presents critical thinking challenges that offer much for readers at the graduate level and beyond. As a researcher with over 10 years’ experience in the interdisciplinary sociomedical sciences who now trains other scholars, I found myself brimming with excitement as I progressed through each chapter.”
— The Qualitative Report