This volume takes students step-by-step through all stages of research including choosing the problem, the literature search, the nuts and bolts of research protocol, research ethics and the publication process. Increased coverage of survey research and non-experimental methods in this third edition allows the instructor flexibility, while updated research examples and end-of-chapter material get students actively involved in research methodology. Throughout the text, the author aims to help students avoid the kinds of pitfalls they are likely to encounter when they are conducting their own research. "Reading Between the Lines" sections at the end of each chapter give students practice in critically evaluating published research studies. Actual case studies in every chapter, written especially for this book, require students to solve problems of design. "Nuts and Bolts" sections in every chapter give students practical advice.