"Describes the quantitative research process--framing analytical questions, developing a comprehensive outline, providing a roadmap for the reader, and accessing indispensable computer and program tools. Supplies end-of-chapter checklists, extensive examples, and biobliographies."

chapter 1|12 pages


chapter 2|10 pages

Framing an Analytic Question

chapter 3|12 pages

Typical Outlines

chapter 4|10 pages

The Roadmap Concept

chapter 5|18 pages

Reference Search Resources

chapter 6|18 pages

Bibliographic Software

chapter 7|14 pages


chapter 8|10 pages

Format of Your Literature Review

chapter 9|16 pages

Thinking About Models

chapter 10|16 pages

Operationalizing Variables

chapter 11|26 pages

Research Designs

chapter 12|14 pages

Selecting Statistical Procedures

chapter 13|12 pages

Writing Fundamentals

chapter 15|16 pages


chapter 16|12 pages

Research Ethics

chapter 17|18 pages

Data-Gathering Strategies

chapter 18|16 pages

Data-Gathering Resources

chapter 20|10 pages

Pointing Ahead

chapter 21|12 pages

The Thesis or Dissertation Committee

chapter 22|8 pages

The Thesis or Dissertation Defense

chapter 25|10 pages

Dissertation Grant Programs