Practical Research

Practical Research


  • Author : Paul D. Leedy
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 0131108956


Practical Research Book Description :

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.

Practical Research  Planning and Design  Global Edition

Practical Research Planning and Design Global Edition


  • Author : Paul D. Leedy
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2015-12-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781292095882


Practical Research Planning and Design Global Edition Book Description :

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. From reviews of the book: “[Practical Research] is written in a very user-friendly style for novice researchers. It gives a good overview of research methodology in a very concise manner. I like the extended examples.” – Brian Belland, Utah State University “The primary strengths … are the authors’ capacity to provide a succinct overview to research in its broadest sense, while offering enough depth to both engage the reader and provoke an interest in further study. For this reason, Practical Research: Planning and Design represents a seminal introduction to the subject of research and remains a helpful reference tool along the way for novice and experienced researchers alike.” – Robert Hayden, Michigan State University This title is also available packaged with the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134013506. Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with interactive learning exercises and assessments. The Enhanced Pearson eText is also available with a loose-leaf version or without a print version. Instructors, visit

Practical Research Methods
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Practical Research Methods


  • Author : Catherine Dawson
  • Publisher : How To Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Research
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 1857038290


Practical Research Methods Book Description :

This practical, down-to-earth guide is written for those new to research and it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. The author has worked as a researcher since the mid 1980s and has written and taught courses on research methodology at the university level.

Practical Research

Practical Research


  • Author : Jennifer Ann Johnson
  • Publisher : R.I.C. Publications
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Independent study
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 9781863114585


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Practical Research and Evaluation
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Practical Research and Evaluation


  • Author : Lena Dahlberg
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-05-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847870049


Practical Research and Evaluation Book Description :

This book is a starter 'DIY' text for practitioners who are looking to conduct evaluation studies and research as part of their own professional practice. The growing emphasis on evidence-based practice means that there is an increasing need for practitioners to have at least a basic understanding of research, be aware of methodological pitfalls and to be updated on new methods. This book provides a practical, user-friendly guide to social science research methods for professionals who have benefited from little, if any, formal research methods training but find themselves in a role that requires them to read and understand complex research findings and carry out their own research as part of their professional practice. Practical Research and Evaluation is aimed at practitioners working in education, health, social care and community work. Many in this market are non-graduates or are those whose study did not contain a research element, but are required to know how research works. This book has three main aims which will benefit this audience - to enable readers to carry out small-scale research projects of their own, provide them with the basic understanding necessary to commission research, and enable them to better understand and evaluate critically research reports. This book is designed specifically for 'Do-it-Yourself' researchers working in the public or voluntary sectors. It is accessible and relevant to practitioners, uses non-technical language wherever possible and employs grounded examples, practical tips, checklists and readings lists throughout.

Practical Research Methods for Educators

Practical Research Methods for Educators


  • Author : Ennio Cipani, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2009-05-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0826122361


Practical Research Methods for Educators Book Description :

This text offers a fresh perspective on developing research skills for educators as well as for students studying to become educators. Practical Research Methods for Educators is unique in identifying the requirements for conducting pragmatic research for everyday instructional personnel. The book introduces key concepts, such as identifying and measuring dependent and independent variables. It also reviews the three forms of research (descriptive, correlation, and experimental). With this book, educators and students can become well prepared to appropriately conduct research and become wise consumers and critics of research findings. Each chapter presents a brief description of a research design, figures illustrating the design features with hypothetical data, and real research studies that utilized such a design. Each type of single-case design is discussed in relation to its advantages and limitations. Key features: Outlines the requisites for single-case research and methodological designs Explains how to measure the dependent variable in single-case research studies Presents a variety of single-case designs for use in classroom research projects Includes an in-depth explanation of the four types of applied research: demonstration, comparative, parametric, and component analysis

Practical Research Methods for Media and Cultural Studies

Practical Research Methods for Media and Cultural Studies


  • Author : Máire Messenger Davies
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 082032924X


Practical Research Methods for Media and Cultural Studies Book Description :

Many very intelligent people don't like dealing with numbers. Similarly, many gifted scientists are not especially interested in studying people and their cultural behavior. In this book, we argue that being interested in people and their cultures, and helping students and others to use numbers to pursue these interests, are not mutually exclusive. Research methods are becoming an increasingly important requirement for students of all kinds. But many students, particularly those in the humanities, struggle with concepts drawn from the social sciences and find quantitative and statistical information inaccessible and daunting. Nonetheless, such concepts are found in nearly all areas of society, from market research to opinion polls to psychological studies of human behavior. This book provides a simple guide to the process of conducting research in the humanities, with special reference to media and culture, from the planning stage, through the data gathering, to the analysis and interpretation of results: planning it, doing it, and understanding it. The book shows how students' own choice of research topic can be refined into a manageable research question and how the most appropriate methodologies can be applied. Each section draws on actual examples from research that the authors and their students have conducted. Topics covered include: choosing a research question and method; instrument design and pilot data; practical procedures; research with children; looking at statistics; and interpretation of results.

Practical Research  Pearson New International Edition

Practical Research Pearson New International Edition


  • Author : Paul D. Leedy
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2013-08-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781292034409


Practical Research Pearson New International Edition Book Description :

For undergraduate or graduate courses that include planning, conducting, and evaluating research. A "do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself” manual designed to help students understand the fundamental structure of research and the methodical process that leads to valid, reliable results. 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.

Practical Research Methods in Education

Practical Research Methods in Education


  • Author : Mike Lambert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351188388


Practical Research Methods in Education Book Description :

Practical Research Methods in Education is a hands-on guide which critically explores and scrutinizes research methods used in educational enquiry. Drawing on the research, practical experience and reflections of active researchers, each chapter offers explanations, examples, tasks for students to undertake and suggestions for further reading, all of which are designed to strengthen understanding of practical methods of data collection in educational and social-science research. This insightful book offers: Detailed illustration of a range of data-collection methods and approaches used in educational research Chapters written by active researchers, experienced in addressing challenges of carrying out practical research in education Examples, study tasks and suggestions for further reading in each chapter An exploration of critical reflection and decision-making in relation to research methodology in education Close attention to research ethics Exploring practical methods of data-collection for educational and social-science research, Practical Research Methods in Education is a unique and valuable resource for any students interested and engaged in the planning and completion of their own investigations.

Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administrators

Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administrators


  • Author : Elizabethann O'Sullivan
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 0205639461


Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administrators Book Description :

Organized around the four types of studies typically conducted by effective managers and programs, Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administrators integrates traditional research methods topics with specific management applications. This unique text includes extensive end-of-chapter exercises highlighting the importance of qualitative methods and emphasizing practical skills managers should be able to easily and correctly apply. "My biggest frustration in my Research Methods course is the lack of a textbook that provides the necessary content in a manner that students can relate to. The challenge then is to work, work, and work on driving home the main themes that I want students to retain. The O'Sullivan text conveys course material in a more readable form, focuses on important concepts rather than taking a broad brush approach, and offers a number of end-of-chapter exercises that really distinguish this text."---David Shetterly Troy University