Practical Research

Practical Research

by Paul D. Leedy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0536915083

ISBN-13: 9780536915085

Pub. Date: 02/23/2005

Publisher: Pearson College Div

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:
9780536915085
Publisher:
Pearson College Div
Publication date:
02/23/2005
Edition description:
New Edition

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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