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Reading and understanding research

Author: Lawrence F Locke; Stephen J Silverman; Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This book is about how to read research reports. It was written to serve people who have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.-Pref. The authors assume 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence F Locke; Stephen J Silverman; Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
OCLC Number: 54950593
Notes: Originally published: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1998.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction: Why this book? --
The research report --
When to believe what you read, the sources of credibility --
How to select and read research reports --
Staying organized, studying and recording what you read --
Types of research, an overview --
Reading critically, things to notice and questions to ask --
Appendixes: Annotated bibliography of supplementary readings; Examples of completed 12-step forms, flowcharts, and explanation scripts; Questions to ask when critically evaluating a research report; Statistics, a beginner's guide.
Responsibility: Lawrence F. Locke, Stephen J. Silverman, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso.

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This book is about how to read research reports. It was written to serve people who have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.-Pref. The authors assume 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.-Back cover.

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