- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 9 edition (April 10, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0137152426
- ISBN-13: 978-0137152421
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 269 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Practical Research is a comprehensive and practical guide to research methodology. Suited for self-instruction, this easy-to-read manual guides the beginning researcher, step by step, through the entire research process with practical suggestions. This “do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself” approach is designed to help research students understand the fundamental structure of quality research in any discipline including:
Accounting • Agriculture • Anthropology • Architecture • Art Education • Behavioral Research • Biology • Business Administration • Business Communication • Business Education • Business Law • Chemistry • Child and Family Studies • Civil/Construction Technology • Clothing and Textiles • Communications • Computer Information Systems • Counseling • Criminal Justice • Criminology • Decision Science • Economics • Education • Electronic Technology • English • Environmental Technology • Foods and Nutrition • Foreign Languages • Geography • Geology/Oceanography • Government • Health Sciences • History • Hospitality Careers • Insurance • Journalism • Library Science • Literature • Management • Marketing • Mathematics • Mechanical/Industrial Technology • Minority Studies • Music/Musicology • Nursing • Nutrition • Philosophy • Physical Education • Physics/Astronomy • Political Science • Psychology • Real Estate • Religion • Sociology • Social Work • Speech/Speech Therapy • Taxation • Technical Trades • Theater • Theology • Urban Studies
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Practical Research is not a large book, yet it is very thorough and to the point. Leedy and Ormond wrote Practical Research: Planning and Design in simple language with practical examples throughout. An advantage for the reader is quality of information for brevity. It makes the subject matter very accessible to the average reader. It contains many helpful hints and checklists to make the learning process easier. It directs you to a companion website that contains practice tests that can be used to gauge what has been learned. It includes the useful tools for research, identifies how to choose a problem, provides reference on how to identify and review-related literature, and includes statistical techniques for looking at the accumulated data. Chapter Six looks at the common reasons for project bids to be rejected. Throughout the entire book practical advice is provided about how to overcome various problems as well as alternate sources of advice and information. It provides the means to obtain and maintain a global perspective on any subject that you wish to research.