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Reading and understanding research

Author: Lawrence F Locke; Stephen J Silverman; Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Reading and Understanding Research, Second Edition is based on the notion that helping to demystify the process of consuming research will not only make for better students, but will help make for better research. The authors presume no special background in research, and begin by introducing and framing the notion of reading research within a wider social context. Next they offer insight on when to seek out  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence F Locke; Stephen J Silverman; Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
ISBN: 0761927689 9780761927686
OCLC Number: 53253895
Description: xvii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Why This Book? --
2. Research Report --
3. When to Believe What You Read: The Sources of Credibility --
4. How to Select and Read Research Reports --
5. Staying Organized: Studying and Recording What You Read --
6. Types of Research: An Overview --
7. Reading Reports of Quantitative Research --
Critically: Things to Notice and Questions to Ask --
8. Reading Reports of Qualitative Research --
Critically --
App. A. Annotated Bibliography of Supplementary References --
App. B. Examples of Completed 12-Step Forms and Flowcharts --
App. C. Statistics: A Beginner's Guide.
Responsibility: Lawrence F. Locke, Stephen J. Silverman, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso.
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"Reading and Understanding Research, Second Edition is based on the notion that helping to demystify the process of consuming research will not only make for better students, but will help make for better research. The authors presume no special background in research, and begin by introducing and framing the notion of reading research within a wider social context. Next they offer insight on when to seek out research, locating and selecting the right reports, and how to help evaluate research for trustworthiness. A step-by-step reading of reports from qualitative and quantitative studies follows, and the final chapters examine in greater detail the different types of research to be encountered and how to examine the research more critically. This book is ideal for novice researches (and those that teach them!)"--Jacket.

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