9780136100874

Practical Research : Planning and Design (with MyEducationLab)

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    9780136100874

  • ISBN10:

    0136100872

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For a wide variety of graduate or undergraduate research courses. Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose, this text is a "do-it-yourself, understand-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, 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Fundamentals
What Is Research?
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 And Ex Post Facto Designs
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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