Practical Research : Planning and Design

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Copyright: 1993-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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Written in uncommonly engaging, lucid, and elegant prose, this book is an "understand-it-yourself, do-it-yourself" manual designed to help readers 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 study, 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. This book will show readers two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally. For researchers and research analysts in any discipline.

Table of Contents

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 Design
Writing the Research Proposal
Qualitative Research Methodologies
Qualitative Research
Historical Research
Quantitative Research Methodologies
Descriptive Research
Experimental and Causal Comparative Designs
Statistical Techniques for Analyzing Quantitative Data
Preparing The Research Report
Technical Details: Style, Format, and Organization of the Research Report
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