Practical Research: Planning and Design, 12th edition
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An engaging, cross-disciplinary guide to research methodology
Practical Research: Planning and Design 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 the reader from the selection of a problem to the preparation of a completed report.
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Table of contents
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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