Practical Research: Planning and Design, 12th edition

  • Paul D. Leedy
  • Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

Overview

Practical Research uses step-by-step instructions, hands-on applications, and pragmatic suggestions to help you understand how to plan and conduct effective research.

Table of contents

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
Glossary
References

Published by Pearson (March 15th 2018) - Copyright © 2019