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Reading and Understanding Research

Reading and Understanding Research by Lawrence F. Locke
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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 Features

  • Assumes no prior knowledge of research procedures
  • Provides readers with a step-by-step format for decoding the complex language and formats used in reports and reviews
  • Includes the most common formats for both quantitative and qualitative inquiry
  • Offers both illustrative examples and powerful training exercises
  • Gives specific attention to strategies for critically appraising reported research
  • Presents completely updated references as well as an annotated bibliography

Intended Audience

This 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.

SAGE Publications; July 2009
312 pages; ISBN 9781483343280
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Title: Reading and Understanding Research
Author: Lawrence F. Locke; Stephen Silverman; Waneen W. Spirduso
 
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9781412975742
9781412993067
9781483343280