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The Qualitative Report
O'Leary (2010) has written her book for the student; however, she delves beyond the "how to" of most introductory research texts. The author works to ground students in the theoretical and foundational aspects of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research, in addition to providing "real world" advice and common scenarios often encountered in the field. From determining an appropriate sample size to navigating political processes in evaluative research, O'Leary stays grounded in the practical, often re-emphasizing the importance of "doability" in planning and conducting any type of research.
Yehl, A. (2010). From "Clueless" to "Completed": A Review of The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project. The Qualitative Report, 15 (3), 746-749. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/494