The following is a succinct review of the book: Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches, written by Patricia Leavy and published in 2017. This review covers topics such as the book’s successful depiction of the basic concepts encompassed in research design for the social and behavioral sciences, the setup of the chapters, discussions about the author’s inclusion of Review Stops interweaved in each chapter, as well as the author’s discussions of social justice and ethical considerations for each topic explained in the book. In addition, there are brief notes on the author’s expertise in the field of research and a list of her other published works. Lastly, this review offers a recommendation to readers, students and professors alike, to consider this title in their journey towards understanding and/or explaining the basics of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based and community-based participatory research design methods.


Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Design, Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Mixed Research Methods, Arts-Based Research Methods, Community-based Research Methods, Review Stops, Social Justice, Ethics in Research

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Isibel C. Moreno, PhD student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Nova Southeastern University. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Isibel C. Moreno, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314; isibel@mynsu.nova.edu.

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