Practical Research: Planning and Design, 12th edition
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Practical Research is an engaging, cross-disciplinary guide to research methodology. The text is a do-it-yourself, how-to manual for planning and conducting research. Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the book uses a conversational tone, step-by-step instructions, and practical suggestions to guide you from the selection of a problem to the preparation of a completed report.
The 12th Edition has been updated to include the latest technology-based strategies and online tools. Other key changes include a better balance between quantitative and qualitative methods, the addition of a new chapter on action research and a new integrated MyLab. Tips for identifying a theoretical or conceptual framework for a research study are included in a new section as well.
Published by Pearson (August 17th 2020) - Copyright © 2019
Subject: Educational Research
Category: Educational Research
PART I: THE FUNDAMENTALS
1. The Nature and Tools of Research
PART II: FOCUSING YOUR RESEARCH EFFORTS
2. The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process
3. Review of the Related Literature
4. Planning Your Research Project
5. Writing the Research Proposal
PART III: RESEARCH DESIGNS
6. Descriptive Research
7. Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Ex Post Facto Designs
8. Qualitative Research Methods
9. Mixed-Methods Designs
10. Action Research
PART IV: DATA ANALYSES
11. Analyzing Quantitative Data
12. Analyzing Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Data
PART V: RESEARCH REPORTS
13. Planning and Preparing a Final Research Report
Appendix A: Using a Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel
Appendix B: Using SPSS
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