Reading and Understanding Research

Reading and Understanding Research

By Lawrence F. Locke

SAGE Publications, Inc
9781483343280
1483343286
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Book Description

Ideal for students, novice researchers, or professionals, this indispensable resource serves as a road map for readers who need to analyze and apply research findings. It helps them think critically about the credibility of what they are reading by showing them how to identify problems and develop constructive questions.Key FeaturesAssumes no prior knowledge of research proceduresProvides readers with a step-by-step format for decoding the complex language and formats used in reports and reviewsIncludes the most common formats for both quantitative and qualitative inquiryOffers both illustrative examples and powerful training exercisesGives specific attention to strategies for critically appraising reported researchPresents completely updated references as well as an annotated bibliographyIntended AudienceThis text is appropriate for both upper-level undergraduate and graduate students across the social sciences enrolled in introductory research courses as well as students in professional preparation programs.