Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Pearson; 11th edition
Cross-disciplinary and engaging; Practical Research: Planning and Design; 11th edition; (PDF) is an understand-it-yourself; do-it-yourself manual for planning and conducting research. Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology; the textbook guides the students; 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 expert authors emphasize the idea that quality research demands design and planning; and they provide what is needed for readers to be able to execute their own research projects professionally and effectively.