Practical Research: Design and Process, 13th edition
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Practical Research is an engaging, cross-disciplinary guide to research methodology. This text is your 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 13th Edition includes the latest technology-based strategies and tools for conducting and planning research. Other key updates include a greater focus on the ethics of research, new illustrative examples from a range of disciplines, expanded discussions of action research and participatory designs, and more.
Published by Pearson (March 15th 2023) - Copyright © 2024
Subject: Educational Research
Category: Educational Research
PART I: The Fundamentals
- The Nature, Tools, and Ethics of Research
PART II: Focusing Your Research Efforts
- The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process
- Review of the Related Literature
- Planning a Research Project
- Writing a Research Proposal
PART III: Research Designs
- Descriptive Research
- Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Ex Post Facto Designs
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Mixed-Methods Designs
- Action Research and Participatory Designs
PART IV: Data Analyses
- Analyzing Quantitative Data
- Analyzing Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Data
PART V: Research Reports
- Planning and Preparing a Final Research Report
- Using a Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel
- Using SPSS
- Two Examples of a Dissertation Outline
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