Practical Research: Planning and Design

Practical Research: Planning and Design

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by Paul D. Leedy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131365665

ISBN-13: 9780131365667

Pub. Date: 07/28/2010

Publisher: Pearson Education

Features of the seventh edition:

  • Guidelines, Checklists, Computer Prompts, and excerpts from actual research projects guide the reader through all phases of the research process.
  • Many new topics have been added, including: On-line research, evaluating literature, identifying appropriate measurement instruments, criteria for

Overview

Features of the seventh edition:

  • Guidelines, Checklists, Computer Prompts, and excerpts from actual research projects guide the reader through all phases of the research process.
  • Many new topics have been added, including: On-line research, evaluating literature, identifying appropriate measurement instruments, criteria for evaluating qualitative research, cross-sectional studies, and observation studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131365667
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/28/2010

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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