Practical Research: Planning and Design, 11th Edition

Book Description

Practical Research: Planning and , Global Edition Description For introductory courses Research Methods in any area of study-from Anthropology to Zoology Engaging, cross-disciplinary, practical. Practical Research: Planning and is a do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself manual for planning and conducting research. Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the 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 throughout. The authors emphasize the that quality research demands planning and design, and they provide what is needed for readers to be able to execute their own research projects effectively and professionally.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Nature and Tools of Research

PART II: Focusing Your Research Efforts
Chapter 2 The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process
Chapter 3 Review of the Related Literature
Chapter 4 Planning Your Research
Chapter 5 the Research Proposal

PART III: Quantitative Research
Chapter 6 Descriptive Research
Chapter 7 Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Ex Post Facto Designs
Chapter 8 Analyzing Quantitative Data

PART IV: Qualitative Research
Chapter 9 Qualitative Research Methods
Chapter 10 Historical Research
Chapter 11 Analyzing Qualitative Data

PART V: Mixed-Methods Research
Chapter 12 Mixed-Methods Designs

PART VI: Research Reports
Chapter 13 Planning and Preparing a Final Research Report

Appendix A: Using a Spreadsheet: Microsoft
Appendix B: Using SPSS

Book Details

  • Title: Practical Research: Planning and Design, 11th Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 408 pages
  • Edition: 11th
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • ISBN-10: 1292095873
  • ISBN-13: 9781292095875
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