Practical Research: Planning and Design / Edition 10by Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Pub. Date: 01/20/2012
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:/i>
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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Table of Contents
I. THE FUNDAMENTALS.
2. Tools of Research.
II. FOCUSING YOUR RESEARCH EFFORTS.
4. Review of the Related Literature.
5. Planning Your Research Design.
6. Writing the Research Proposal.
III. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES.
8. Historical Research.
IV. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES.
10. Experimental and Causal—Comparative Designs.
11. Statistical Techniques for Analyzing Quantitative Data.
V. PREPARING THE RESEARCH REPORT.
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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.
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
This book provides practical advice for creating a research project. It provides step by step instructions and useful suggestions for conducting research.