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Required Reading 1. Booth, Wayne C., Colomb, Gregory G. and Williams, Joseph M. The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995, 270 pp. ISBN: 0226065685 2. Creswell, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. SAGE Publications; 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, Ca.: Sage, 2002. 246 pp. ISBN: 0761924426 3. Fink, Arlene. Conducting Research Literature Reviews : From Paper to the Internet. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 1998, 280 pp. ISBN: 0761909044 4. Hawley, Peggy. Being Bright is Not Enough: The Unwritten Rules of Doctoral Study. Springfield, IL.: C.C. Thomas, 1993, 160 pp. ISBN: 0761924426 5. Howell, Martha and Prevenier, Walter. From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods. Cornell University Press, 2001. 207 pp. ISBN: 0801485606 6. Strauss, Anselm, and Corbin, Juliet (1990) Basics of Qualitative Research: Grounded Theory Procedures and Techniques. Newbury Park: Sage, 1990. 295 pp. ISBN: 0803959400 7. An Article ~ Bickman, Leonard and Rog, Debra J. “Applied Research Design: A Practical Approach.” Handbook of Applied Social Science Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications 1998, pp. 5-37. 8. An Article ~ Vandecreek, Larry. “Why Ministers Don’t Like to Do Research.” A Research Primer for Pastoral Care and Counseling. 10. Slade, Carole. Form & Style. 12th edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin. And the ESJ Handout: Academic Writing.

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January 2005


Asbury Theological Seminary


Summer, Kentucky, MB800



MB 800 Research Methods in Missiology