Reading and Understanding Research

Reading and Understanding Research

by Lawrence F. Locke, Stephen Silverman, Waneen W. (Wyrick) Spirduso, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761903062

ISBN-13: 9780761903062

Pub. Date: 01/27/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

There is no way to complete one's education without encountering a research report. Navigating through the mysteries of reports is the subject of this helpful volume.

The authors, presuming their readers have no special background in research, begin by introducing and framing the notion of reading research within a wider social context. Next, they offer insight

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Overview

There is no way to complete one's education without encountering a research report. Navigating through the mysteries of reports is the subject of this helpful volume.

The authors, presuming their readers have no special background in research, 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 both 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761903062
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/27/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of 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

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