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Practical Research: Planning and Design, 12th edition

  • Paul D. Leedy
  • Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

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

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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.

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, the addition of a new chapter on action research, and a new integrated MyLab.

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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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