Practical Research: Planning and Design, Global Edition VitalSource eText (11e) : 9781292095882

Practical Research: Planning and Design, Global Edition VitalSource eText (11e)

 
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11
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9781292095882
ISBN 10
 
1292095881
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11/12/2015
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For introductory courses Research Methods in any area of study–from Anthropology to Zoology

Engaging, cross-disciplinary, practical.

Practical Research: Planning and Design is a do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself manual for planning and conducting research. Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the text 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 throughout. The authors emphasize the idea that quality research demands planning and design, and they provide what is needed for readers to be able to execute their own research projects effectively and professionally.

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 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

Chapter 6 DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH

Chapter 7 EXPERIMENTAL, QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL, AND EX POST FACTO DESIGNS

Chapter 8 ANALYZING QUANTITATIVE DATA



PART IV QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Chapter 9 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Chapter 10 HISTORICAL RESEARCH

Chapter 11 ANALYZING QUALITATIVE DATA



PART V MIXED-METHODS RESEARCH

Chapter 12 MIXED-METHODS DESIGNS



PART VI RESEARCH REPORTS

Chapter 13 PLANNING AND PREPARING A FINAL RESEARCH REPORT



APPENDICES

Appendix A USING A SPREADSHEET: MICROSOFT EXCEL

Appendix B USING SPSS
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