Practical Research: Planning and Design

Practical Research: Planning and Design
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    Practical Research: Planning and Design
  • Author:
    Paul D. Leedy
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    11 edition
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  • Data:
    12 Nov. 2015
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    408 Pages
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Practical Research: Planning and Design, Global Edition Description For introductory courses Research Methods in any area of study–from Anthropology to Zoology Engaging, cross-disciplinary, practical. Practical Research: Planning and Design is a do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself manual for planning and conducting research. Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the 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 throughout. The authors emphasize the idea that quality research demands planning and design, and they provide what is needed for readers to be able to execute their own research projects effectively and professionally.


PART I - The Fundamentals
CHAPTER 1. The Nature and Tools of Research

PART II - Focusing Your Research Efforts
CHAPTER 2. The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process
CHAPTER 3. Review of the Related Literature
CHAPTER 4. Planning Your Research Project
CHAPTER 5. Writing the Research Proposal

PART III - Quantitative Research
CHAPTER 6. Descriptive Research
CHAPTER 7. Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Ex Post Facto Designs
CHAPTER 8. Analyzing Quantitative Data

PART IV - Qualitative Research
CHAPTER 9. Qualitative Research Methods
CHAPTER 10. Historical Research
CHAPTER 11. Analyzing Qualitative Data

PART V - Mixed-Methods Research
CHAPTER 12. Mixed-Methods Designs

PART VI - Research Reports
CHAPTER 13. Planning and Preparing a Final Research Report

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