Practical research : planning and design / Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod.

by Leedy, Paul D. (Paul Dellinger), 1908-; Ormrod, Jeanne EllisLooking glass.

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Merrill Prentice Hall, 2001.Edition: Seventh edition.Description: xx,318 pages : illustrations ; 28cm.ISBN: 0139603603.Subject(s): Research -- MethodologyLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 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
  • Index

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