Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish

Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish

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This thoroughly updated new edition of the bestselling text trains students to critically read a research article from start to finish. Containing twenty-five engaging articles of both ideal and flawed research, it discusses how to assess them in terms of soundness of the design and appropriateness of the statistical analyses.
This thoroughly updated new edition of the bestselling text trains students—potential researchers and consumers of research—to critically read a research article from start to finish. Containing 25 engaging samples of ideal and flawed research, the text helps students assess the soundness of the design and appropriateness of the statistical analyses.

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Evaluating the quality of research is a key skill for students advancing to graduate work in the social sciences. This volume begins with an explanation of key concepts surrounding empirical research and goes on to demonstrate critical assessment of internal and external validity, the proper use of statistical conclusion methodology, and knowing the reliability and validity of measurement methods. Along with updated reference and research articles, this third edition includes a new chapter on longitudinal research designs and a new section on psychometrics. Each chapter ends with evaluative questions with the answers supplied at the end of the book. Contains a useful glossary. Girden and Kabacoff are both formerly of the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova U., Florida. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2011
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781412974462
Characteristics: xvi, 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kabacoff, Robert I.
Alternative Title: Articles from start to finish

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