Key questions explored include:
- Is scientific research evidence-based?
- What counts as evidence for evidence-based practice?
- Is social measurement possible, and is it necessary?
- What are the criteria by which qualitative research should be judged?
The book also discusses the case for action research, the nature of systematic reviews, proposals for interpretive reviews, and the process of qualitative synthesis.
Highly readable and undeniably relevant, this book is a valuable resource for both academics and professionals involved with research.