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Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish
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Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish

Third Edition


November 2010 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book fulfills a need of potential consumers of research, as well as eventual researchers. Although research design courses emphasize designs and appropriate statistical analyses, the stress is on conducting good designs. As a result, students may be able to apply their knowledge of originating research. But most consumers of research read articles based on original research and may be unable to apply that same knowledge to evaluating the article in terms of soundness of the design and appropriateness of the statistical analyses. Such an evaluation is crucial for a practitioner who might consider adapting methods based on results to his or her practice, whether it be education, sociology, psychology, medicine, dentistry or any other field. This book fill this void.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
1. Introduction
 
2. Case Studies
 
3. Narrative Analysis
 
4. Surveys
 
5. Correlation Studies
 
6. Regression Analysis Studies
 
7. Factor-Analytic Studies
 
8. Discriminant Analysis Studies
 
9. Two-Condition Experimental Studies
 
10. Single Classification Studies
 
11. Factorial Studies
 
12. Quasi-Experimental Studies
 
13. Longitudinal Studies
 
Answers to Study Example Critiques
 
Glossary
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

This is a great book, providing useful tips for reading and understanding research articles. It will be adopted for my next course.

MICHELLE MAHON
Psychology , argosy univ
March 30, 2011

I'm still using the Pyrczak Patten text for now

Dr G. Kevin Randall
Education, Bradley University
March 28, 2011

Am recommending for supplementary use in class.

Dr Mark Baron
Educational Admin Dept, University of South Dakota
March 22, 2011

I love this book! The authors' use of "notes" as they critique each study component gives students an insiders view of what it means to critically analyze scholarship. This method moves students from being 'outsiders' in the construction of knowledge to 'insiders' because it shows them that 'it's okay' to have, and to insert, their own voice into the empirical discourse of their profession. An empowering text indeed!

Professor Carrie Elliott
College Of Social Work, University of South Carolina
January 10, 2011
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