Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Pearson; 11th edition
Practical Research: Planning and Design, 11th Edition (PDF) is a cross-disciplinary and engaging manual for planning and carrying out research that is written in a way that anyone can understand it and use it. The textbook is designed to be used for a wide variety of courses that cover the fundamentals of research methodology. It walks students through each stage of the research process, beginning with the selection of a problem and continuing all the way through the preparation of a finished report, all while providing them with helpful suggestions along the way. The knowledgeable authors highlight the concept that high-quality research requires careful design and planning, and they provide the information that the readers will need to be able to carry out their own research projects in a manner that is both professional and efficient.