This book attempts to help structure a learning environment for improving skills and processes in the methodology of applied research. It provides researchers with an approach to research under various time and resource limitations which will help them be of greater service to their clients.
1. Introduction Part One: Foundations and Applied Research 2. Creative Applied Research and You, the Researcher 3. Theory and Applied Research: An Interactive Relationship Part Two: Planning Applied Research 4. Effects of Resource Availability on Applied Research 5. Sources of Information for Initial Problem Specification 6. Orientation and Focus of Projects: Researchable Problems, Hypotheses and Objectives Part Three: Conducting Applied Research 7. The Orientation to Observation 8. Agricultural Research Based in Experimentation 9. Behavioral Research Based in Interviews 10. Data Utilization and Information Synthesis — What Does It All Mean?