Reading and Understanding Research

ISBN-10: 1412975743

ISBN-13: 9781412975742

Edition: 3rd 2010

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Book details

List price: $83.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Lawrence F. Locke is Professor Emeritus of Education and Physical Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A native of Connecticut, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Springfield College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has written extensively on the production and utilization of research on teaching and teacher education. He has authored a number of books designed to assist non-specialists with the tasks of reading and understanding research. After many years residing in Sunderland, MA he now makes his home on Cape Cod, but with his wife, Professor Lorraine Goyette, he has spent much of each year writing, running, and exploring the Beartooth Mountains at Sky Ranch in Reed Point, MT.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Nature and Uses of Research Reports
The Research Report
When to Believe What You Read: The Sources of Credibility
How to Select and Read Research Reports
The Use, Misuse, and Misunderstanding of Research
Types of Research: An Overview of Variety
Quantitative Research
Quantitative Research Designs
Staying Organized When Reading a Quantitative Report
Explaining as a Tool for Learning to Read Reports
Reading Reports of Quantitative Research-Critically: Things to Notice and Questions to Ask
Qualitative Research
The Paradigms for Qualitative Research
Staying Organized When Reading a Qualitative Report
Reading Reports of Qualitative Research-Critically: Things the Reader Should Expect
Reading Research Reviews
Staying Organized When Reading Research Reviews
Annotated Bibliography of Supplementary References
Statistics: A Beginner's Guide
References
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Authors
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