Practical Research Planning and Design

ISBN-10: 0132893614
ISBN-13: 9780132893619
Edition: 10th 2013
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Description: Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose,Practical Research:  Planning and Designis a "do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself” manual designed to help students in any discipline understand the fundamental structure of quality research and  More...

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Book details

List price: $116.40
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 384
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose,Practical Research:  Planning and Designis a "do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself” manual designed to help students in any discipline understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to valid and reliable results.   The authors emphasize two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how research projects can be executed effectively and professionally. This text guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy.  With broad coverage applicable to any discipline,Practical Researchis valuable to students planning to conduct their own research projects as well as to anyone wanting to participate in thoughtful, methodical evaluation of published research reports.

The Fundamentals
the Nature and Tools of Research
Focusing your Research Efforts
the problem: the Heart of the Research Process
Review of the Related Literature
Planning your Research Project
Writing the Research Proposal
Qualitative Research Methodologies
Qualitative Research
Historical Research
Quantitative Research Methodologies
Descriptive Research
Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Ex Post Facto Designs
Mixed-Methods Research
Strategies for Analyzing Quantitative Data
Preparing The Research Report
Technical Details: Style, Format, and Organization of the Research Report
Appendices
Using a Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel
Using SPSS
References

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