Practical Research

Practical Research : Planning and Design: International Edition

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For graduate or advanced undergraduate research courses.This easy-to-read manual is for the beginning researcher in any discipline. Practical Research guides the student, step by step, through the research process, from problem selection through writing up results. Ideally suited for self-instruction, the text provides all of the basics necessary to complete an undergraduate or graduate research project in any discipline. It is appropriate as either a primary or supplementary textbook in graduate or advanced undergraduate research more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 210 x 275 x 11mm | 692g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0131218549
  • 9780131218543

Table of contents

I. THE FUNDAMENTALS. 1. What Is Research? 2. Tools of Research. II. FOCUSING YOUR RESEARCH EFFORTS. 3. The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process. 4. Review of the Related Literature. 5. Planning Your Research Design. 6. Writing the Research Proposal. III. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES. 7. Qualitative Research. 8. Historical Research. IV. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES. 9. Descriptive Research. 10. Experimental and Causal-Comparative Designs. 11. Statistical Techniques for Analyzing Quantitative Data. V. PREPARING THE RESEARCH REPORT. 12. Technical Details: Style, Format, and Organization of the Research Report. References. more