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Practical Research: Planning and Design, 12th edition

  • Paul D. Leedy
  • Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Practical Research: Planning and Design

ISBN-13: 9780134775654

Includes: Paperback

12th edition

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

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Overview

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.

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 and the addition of a new chapter on action research.

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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
APPENDICES
Appendix A: USING A SPREADSHEET: MICROSOFT EXCEL                                  
Appendix B: USING SPSS
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES    
      

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