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Practical Research: Planning and Design

Practical Research: Planning and Design - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-0132693240

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ISBN10: 0132693240
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Edition/Copyright: 10TH 13
Publisher: Pearson
Published: 2013
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Practical Research: Planning and Design - 10TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132693240

Paul D. Leedy

ISBN13: 978-0132693240
ISBN10: 0132693240
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 13
Publisher: Pearson

Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose, Practical Research: Planning and Design is 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.

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Table of Contents PART I: THE FUNDAMENTALS 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 Project Chapter 5. Writing the Research Proposal PART III: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES Chapter 6. Qualitative Research Chapter 7. Historical Research PART IV: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES Chapter 8. Descriptive Research Chapter 9. Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Ex Post Facto Designs Chapter 10. Mixed-Methods Research Chapter 11. Strategies for Analyzing Quantitative Data PART V: PREPARING THE RESEARCH REPORT Chapter 12. Technical Details: Style, Format, and Organization of the Research Report APPENDICES Appendix A. Using a Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel Appendix B. Using SPSS REFERENCES

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