This book presents a well-detailed approach and clearly outlined steps and concepts to research theory and practice. Using relevant illustrations, Dr ... Show synopsis This book presents a well-detailed approach and clearly outlined steps and concepts to research theory and practice. Using relevant illustrations, Dr. Ndikaru takes the reader through an in-depth understanding of various areas and concepts of research such as: nature and meaning of social research; stages in research process; research design; research questions and research hypothesis; conceptual and theoretical framework; literature review; measurement in research and sampling design; case study and survey methods; techniques of interviewing; data collection instruments; validity and reliability of research instruments; data collection, processing, analysis and interpretation; writing a research report; and writing a bibliography. The book is a very resourceful handbook to undergraduate and graduate students. It is also very useful to NGOs, government ministries and other policy makers dealing with research and development issues.