Practical Research: Design and Process, 13th edition

  • Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

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Hallmark features of this title

  • Practical Applications, Guidelines and Checklists help students enhance their research skills by translating abstract concepts and ideas into specific strategies and explicit criteria.
  • Conceptual Analysis exercises allow readers to practice applying chapter content to short scenarios.
  • Analysis of a Student Research Report features provide examples of annotated, student-written dissertations or other research reports written by actual students. Readers have the opportunity to see their peers’ rationales as they perform research and successfully complete their papers.
  • In-depth illustrative examples of particular research designs and various data collection and data-analysis strategies are drawn from diverse academic disciplines.

Published by Pearson (March 15th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137871537

Subject: Educational Research

Category: Educational Research

Table of contents

PART I: The Fundamentals

  1. The Nature, Tools, and Ethics of Research

PART II: Focusing Your Research Efforts

  1. The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process
  2. Review of the Related Literature
  3. Planning a Research Project
  4. Writing a Research Proposal

PART III: Research Designs

  1. Descriptive Research
  2. Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Ex Post Facto Designs
  3. Qualitative Research Methods
  4. Mixed-Methods Designs
  5. Action Research and Participatory Designs

PART IV: Data Analyses

  1. Analyzing Quantitative Data
  2. Analyzing Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Data

PART V: Research Reports

  1. Planning and Preparing a Final Research Report


  1. Using a Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel
  2. Using SPSS
  3. Two Examples of a Dissertation Outline

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