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Reading and Understanding Research / Edition 2
     

Reading and Understanding Research / Edition 2

by Lawrence F. Locke
 

ISBN-10: 0761927689

ISBN-13: 9780761927686

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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.

Overview

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 a novice researcher (and those that teach them!).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761927686
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why This Book?
Problems With Reports
Problems With Research
Summary
The Research Report
Finding Valuables in Research Reports
What Is a Research Report?
When to Believe What You Read: The Sources of Credibility
Who Does Research and Where Do They Do It?
Believing What You Read in Research: The Foundations of Trust
Reasons to Suspend Trust in Research
Summary
How to Select and Read Research Reports
Getting Started: Selecting Research Reports
How to Read Research Reports
Staying Organized: Studying and Recording What You Read
Reading and Recording From Quantitative Research Reports
Reading and Recording From Qualitative Research Reports
Reading and Recording From Research Reviews
Explaining Research: A Tool for Learning How to Read Reports
Types of Research: An Overview
Generic Issues in Research
Types of Research
Qualitative Research
Concluding Comments About Types of Research
Reading Reports of Quantitative Research-Critically
Introduction: The Five Basic Questions
What Is the Report About?
How Does the Study Fit Into What Is Already Known?
How Was the Study Done?
What Was Found?
What Do the Results Mean?
Reading Reports of Qualitative Research-Critically
Expectations for Qualitative Reports: The Generic and General Standards
Expectations for Qualitative Reports: The Specific and Individual Standards
Expectations for Qualitative Studies: A Critical Look Behind the Report
Concluding Remarks
Appendix A: Annotated Bibliography of Supplementary References
Appendix B: Examples of Completed 12 Step Forms and Flowcharts
Appendix C: Statistics: A Beginner's Guide
References
Index
About the Authors

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