Practical Research: Planning and Design / Edition 10

Practical Research: Planning and Design / Edition 10

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by Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132693240

ISBN-13: 9780132693240

Pub. Date: 01/20/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose, Practical Research: Planning and Design is a "do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself” manual designed to help students in any discipline understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to valid and reliable results. The authors emphasize two things:

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Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose, Practical Research: Planning and Design is a "do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself” manual designed to help students in any discipline understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to valid and reliable results. The authors emphasize two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how research projects can be executed effectively and professionally.

This text guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. With broad coverage applicable to any discipline, Practical Research is valuable to students planning to conduct their own research projects as well as to anyone wanting to participate in thoughtful, methodical evaluation of published research reports.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132693240
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/20/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE FUNDAMENTALS.

1. What Is Research?
2. Tools of Research.

II. FOCUSING YOUR RESEARCH EFFORTS.

3. The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process.
4. Review of the Related Literature.
5. Planning Your Research Design.
6. Writing the Research Proposal.

III. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES.

7. Qualitative Research.
8. Historical Research.

IV. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES.

9. Descriptive Research.
10. Experimental and Causal—Comparative Designs.
11. Statistical Techniques for Analyzing Quantitative Data.

V. PREPARING THE RESEARCH REPORT.

12. Technical Details: Style, Format, and Organization of the Research Report.
References.
Index.

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Practical Research 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know why they can't make this book work on ereaders! Nook Study is totally worthless and difficult to use. The navigation is awful. Don't waste your money on the eTextbook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Practical Research (Leedy & Ormrod) is an exceptionally well-written introduction to research methods. It is written very clearly, provides a series of examples, and highlights good practices for beginning researchers. Doctoral Student 2/15/2014
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This book provides practical advice for creating a research project. It provides step by step instructions and useful suggestions for conducting research.