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Evaluating Research

Evaluating Research
Methodology for People Who Need to Read Research

January 2010 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The book is intended to help students understand and interpret research articles and how to evaluate what was done in the research. It is not intended to show them how to do research but rather how to understand research articles and evaluate that research.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - The Scientific Approach
Chapter 3 - Reading a Research Report
Chapter 4 - Conceptual Overview of Statistical Analyses
Chapter 5 - Sampling
Chapter 6 - Measurement
Chapter 7 - Experimental Research
Chapter 8 - Quasi-Experimental Research
Chapter 9 - Survey Research
Chapter 10 - Field Research
Chapter 11 - Archival Research
Chapter 12 - Evaluation Research
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author

We have used this text for several years.

Mrs Janet Miller
College of Liberal Studies, University Of Oklahoma
October 17, 2014

a fantastic book for the dissertation programme.
Easyread and understandable context.

Mrs Karyn Richardson
Dental, University of Teesside
January 21, 2013

Easy to follow and student friendly.

Professor Malia Hoffmann
Educational Technology, Marian University
December 20, 2012

This book takes a different approach. Through selected published research articles using different research methods, readers can learn, not only how to evaluate research, but also the way to present and apply that research method.

Dr Priscilla CHAN
Clothing Design & Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University
September 18, 2012

The textbook is very interesting, its content is systematic, organized and comprehensive, however, its content covers more than what is planned for the course, thus, it is recommended for some points and topics for extra reading for master students. Moreover, it is very useful for researchers and research reviewers and faculty who look forward to have comprehensive and valid work.

Professor Hanan Alkorashy
College of Nursing, King Saud University
August 21, 2012

This text could be useful for students who have limited exprienece in evaluating and analysing data. It takes the reader through a thorough process and uses language that aids understanding & engagement in a field that can be very anxiety provoking. Well structured with helpful prompts and tasks to reinforce learning as the student progresses

Mr Sharon Munro
School of Applied Social Sciences, Robert Gordon University
June 22, 2011

Well suited to the needs of the course.

Dr Nathaniel Krumdick
Behavioral Medicine Dept, Midwestern University - Downers Grove
March 8, 2011

One of the few texts available on evaluating research. I find it very useful for teaching to understand and consider evidence from research.

Dr Carmen Velez Vega
Social Science , School of Public Health University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
October 5, 2010

Well written. Presents methodology with a slightly different slant than most textbooks.

Dr Pamala Carter
Teacher Preparation Academy, University of Tennessee
August 31, 2010

Good review of basics for evaluating research methods.

Dr Janet Wiitucki Brown
College Of Nursing, University of Tennessee
June 28, 2010

Francis C. Dane

Francis C. Dane received a BS in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and a PhD in social psychology from the University of Kansas. His advisor was Larry Wrightsman, and he has certainly followed in Dr. Wrightsman’s footsteps in terms of staying active in publishing and doing research. He started as assistant professor of psychology at State University of New York in Oswego, New York, from 1979 to 1983. He moved to Clemson University in South Carolina from 1983 to 1988, where he was promoted to associate professor of psychology, and then moved to Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he was associate professor and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412978538