Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Practical Research - 8th edition

Practical Research (ISBN10: 0131108956; ISBN13: 9780131108950)
ISBN13: 978-0131108950
ISBN10: 0131108956

Summary: For a wide variety of graduate or advanced undergraduate research courses.

Written in uncommonly engaging, lucid, and elegant prose, this text is an "understand-it-yourself, do-it-yourself" manual designed to help research students in any discipline understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to genuinely significant results. It guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem to ...show morestudy, 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. Suited for the core text in any introductory research course or even for self-instruction, this text will show students two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally.

Features

  • Appropriate for introductory research courses across all disciplines from the social sciences to the physical sciences and the arts.
    • Contains examples and models from a variety of disciplines, including child development, education, history, nursing, psychology, and sociology.
  • Practical Applications sections in each chapter--Ranging from Guidelines for executing some aspect of research, to checklists for applying evaluative criteria, to exercises that ask readers to use chapter content to solve a problem.
    • Encourage students to "learn by doing"--creating a framework within which they can plan and design their own research project.
New To This Edition
  • Increased material on how to use computer technology in the research process--Including effectively using online databases, referencing sources on Internet information, and more.
    • Introduces students to the power and limitations of the Internet and the World Wide Web--helps them learn to use contemporary technology wisely.
  • Significantly expanded and updated material--Especially in the areas of collaboration, qualitative sampling, oral histories, meta-analysis, standard scores, and within-subject, single-subject, single-group, and multiple baseline designs.
    • Ensures students leave the course understanding the latest techniques and trends in the field--gives them the benefit of the most current thinking in the field.
  • An appendix on using SPSS--Covering the creation of a data set, computing basic descriptive statistics, and computing inferential statistics.
    • Familiarizes students with this powerful software package--ensures they learn what SPSS can and cannot do and how to make the most of it.
  • Three new sample dissertations--Included toward the end of Chapters 8, 9, and 11.
    • Illustrate "how to do it" through examples written by actual students--provide insight into how each dissertation made use of text concepts and strategies to create an effective research paper.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 8TH 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 02/26/2004
International: No

View Table of Contents

Other Editions of Practical Research:


List Price: $74.25
Used $5.00
Used
Save $69.25 (93%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 14 hours and 37 minutes and it ships by Noon CT tomorrow!
New $10.00
Rental $9.99
Due back 12/19/2014
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

51 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Practical Research
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (51)  |  New (6)  |  Like New (1)  |  Very Good (6)  |  Good (17)  |  Acceptable (21)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$5.00
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$10.00
+$3.99 s/h

New
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Brand new book. Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$69.22
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
AtlantaBookCompany
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.59
A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our mailers are 100% recyclable.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Sierra Nevada Books
Reno, NV
Seller Rating: 4.56
Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Biggest little used bookstore in the world.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
AtlantaBookCompany
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.59
A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our mailers are 100% recyclable.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
GreenEarthBooks
Portland, OR
Seller Rating: 4.57
Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HippoBooks-DB
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.54
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Free State Books
Halethorpe, MD
Seller Rating: 4.54
Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Blue Cloud Books
Phoenix, AZ
Seller Rating: 4.54
This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Blue Cloud Books ??? Hot deals from the land of the sun.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Books Squared
Dallas, TX
Seller Rating: 4.6
Book selection as BIG as Texas.
$2.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Once Upon A Time Books AR
Tontitown, AR
Seller Rating: 4.58
2004 Paperback Fair This is a used book. It may contain highlighting/underlining and/or the book may show heavier signs of wear. It may also be ex-library or without dustjacket. All orders are ship ...show moreped the same or the next day. ...show less
$2.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Once Upon A Time Books AR
Tontitown, AR
Seller Rating: 4.58
2004 Paperback Our goal with every sale is customer satisfaction, so please buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used book in good condition and may sh ...show moreow some signs of use or wear. ...show less
Page:   < Previous   |     1     2     3     4     5     6     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close