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Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish

Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish

Third Edition

Survey Research

September 2010 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

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
Author Index
Subject Index

"Girden and Kabacoff provide readers with valuable suggestions for reading, evaluating, and assessing research articles in terms of the design employed and techniques used to carry out statistical analysis of the data collected... the well-written work provides guidance to students as well as professionals on how to examine research reports and articles with an inquisitive mind."

D. V. Chopra
Wichita State University

This book goes from step to step and is ideal for students who have not tackled this subject before.

Mrs Jane Cuthbert
Dental Academy, Portsmouth University
June 7, 2021

Great resource for adult learners new to reading and reviewing research journals.

Ms Vengerflutta Smith
School Of Human Services, Springfield College
March 1, 2014

I felt it was too advanced for our undergraduate students, but a good resource for instructors of undergraduate students

Dr Deborah Seale
Health Info Management Dept, St Louis University
August 8, 2013

Dr Shannon Dobson
Science Div, North Greenville University
September 6, 2012

May use as suggested text

Dr Jeanne Thomas
Social Work Dept, Eastern Michigan University
June 18, 2012

too much detail for level of course

Dr Theresa Green
Nursing, Univ of Calgary
April 9, 2012

I will use this as a guide to reading research articles. this is a central part to the course.

Professor Paul Hackett
Education Dept, Tufts University
October 6, 2011

This text will enable beginning researchers in my IST Research Methods course to understand how to evaluate secondary research and will be used as a supplement to the Research Methodology text.

Mr James Anthos
Business Administration Prog, South University - Columbia
May 17, 2011

I recommend this text for those students who plan on submitting manuscripts for journal publications.

Dr Rita McNeil
Human Resource Train Dev Dept, Idaho State University - Pocatello
May 17, 2011
Key features
Key Features
  • Shows students how to critically read an introduction
  • Highlights how to "dissect" the method section to help decide whether precautions were taken to guard against threats to internal validity
  • Familiarizes students with interpreting results, performing additional calculations, and checking a particular result
  • Explains how to carefully evaluate the experimenter's discussion of the results

New to this Edition

  • A review of the scientific method
  • A new section on measurement and Psychometrics
  • A consolidated overview of each chapter
  • A new chapter on longitudinal research designs
  • Updated references and suggested readings in every chapter
  • Practical suggestions for reading research articles

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