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Practical research : planning and design

Author: Paul D Leedy; Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose, this 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 based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. Suitable as the core text in any introductory research course or even for self-instruction, this text will show  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul D Leedy; Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
ISBN: 9780132693240 0132693240 9780132825610 0132825619
OCLC Number: 753468477
Description: xix, 364 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: The fundamentals: The nature and tools of research --
Focusing your research efforts: The problem : the heart of the research process ; Review of the related literature ; Planning your research report ; Writing the research proposal --
Qualitative research methodologies: Qualitative research ; Historical research --
Quantitative research methodologies: Descriptive research ; Experimental, quasi-experimental, and ex post facto designs ; Mixed-methods research ; Strategies for analyzing quantitative data --
Preparing the research report: Writing the final resaerch report --
Appendix A: Using a spreadsheet : Microsoft Excel --
Appendix B: Using SPSS.
Responsibility: Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod.

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Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose, this 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 based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. Suitable as 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--Publishers Description.

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