Author(s): Vicki L. Plano Clark, John W. Creswell
Publisher: Pearson, Year: 2014
This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText, or an electronic book.
This introductory text is?written specifically for consumers of research ? anyone who uses the results and implications of research studies to enhance their knowledge and improve their practice. The focus is on guiding students toward a basic understanding of the research process, allowing them to develop the skills, knowledge and strategies needed to read, interpret, and evaluate the quality of research reports. The text provides balanced coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and combined research approaches.
From reviews of the book:
“The structure of the book is great.??[The authors use] language that helps the reader become engaged and invites them to start applying what they have learned to their situation immediately.? The examples of the journal articles with the notations?are very helpful and we use these for discussion in the class quite a bit.? I also like the ‘reviewing?what we?ve learned’ and ‘practicing your skills’ at the end of the chapter.? I much prefer the consumer approach of this text over others on the market.”
— Candyce Reynolds, Portland State University
“Understanding Research is true to its name; it is much more user friendly, it explains WHAT research IS.??It does an EXCELLENT job of covering all of the material I currently cover.?[The authors]?(fortunately) force me to provide a balanced, comparative description of both [quantitative and qualitative] research. . . . I find the writing style to be clear, interesting and engaging.?”
— Carol A. Friesen, Ball State University
New Interactive, Multimedia Learning Features
Practice reading research articles.? Interactive Read ing Research Articles exercises provide readers with practice identifying key parts of research articles like purpose statements, research questions, descriptions of methods, and conclusions.? (See page?75 for an example.)
Practice understanding research articles. Interactive Understanding Research Articles exercises help readers not simply identify parts of articles but to use the concepts they have learned in the chapter to read articles with understanding.? (See page?75 for an example.)
Practice evaluating research articles. Interactive Evaluating Research Articles exercises?scaffold readers and provide them with the tools they need to really evaluate the quality of studies and the articles that summarize those studies.? (See page?76 for an example.)
Check your understanding of chapter content. Interactive Self-Assessment Chapter Quizzes with feedback enable students to check how well they understand chapter content. (See page 62 for an example.)
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