In this review, I examine the contents, themes, and possibilities of Patricia Leavy’s Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Approaches. Specifically, I outline the (1) contents of the book in relation to its development of research methodology and potential for use in research methods classes, and (2) the usefulness of this text for bettering and diversifying pedagogical approaches to social research methods. Further, I discuss limitations in the work in terms of possibilities for future additions or expansions teachers may add to the use of this book in courses. In conclusion, I offer overall thoughts on the work and its place within courses concerning the process of social research methodology.
Book Review, Research Methods, Social Research, Methodological Tools, Pedagogy
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Nowakowski, A. C. (2019). Bringing Research to Life: A Review of Leavy’s Research Design. The Qualitative Report, 24(5), 1083-1086. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2019.4056