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Practical Research: Planning and Design


Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose, Practical Research: Planning and Design is a "do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself" manual designed to help students in any discipline understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to valid and reliable results. The authors emphasize two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how research projects can be executed effectively and professionally. 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. With broad coverage applicable to any discipline, Practical Research is valuable to students planning to conduct their own research projects as well as to anyone wanting to participate in thoughtful, methodical evaluation of published research reports. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750

Arrived on time

by Eddye on May 22, 2014

Not only did the text arrive on time, it arrived in very good condition. Will order from this dealer again.

My book

by on Jun 19, 2012

The book was in good condition, ut the package came open.



by abcdefg1234 on Oct 9, 2008

This text makes a somewhat difficult area very easy to understand. It gives real-life examples and provides step by step ideas on writing a research proposal. While it does not go in-depth on many topics, it is succinct and appropriate for a graduate research class. Recommended.

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