Reading and Understanding Research

Author: Locke, L
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Pub Date: 20/04/2004
ISBN: 9780761927686
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Quick overview This book will demystify the process for all those who have to navigate their way through research reports. The aim of this work is to improve student comprehension of research and to improve the quality of research reports which will be produced.
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This edition contains new material on the twelve steps for doing different types of research studies, a new chapter on the utilization of research and expanded coverage of qualitative research topics. 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.

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