Reading and Understanding Research Author : Lawrence F. Locke Publisher : SAGE Total Pages : 291 Release : 2009-07-06 ISBN 10 : 9781412975742 ISBN 13 : 1412975743 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Reading and Understanding Research Book Description: There is virtually no way to complete one's education without encountering a research report. The book that has helped demystify qualitative and quantitative research articles for thousands of readers, from the authors of the best-selling Proposals that Work, has been revised. This edition is completely reorganized to separate quantitative and qualitative research with four new distinct sections (research reports, quantitative research, qualitative research, and research reviews. 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.