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Understanding and Evaluating Research
A Critical Guide



November 2017 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Understanding and Evaluating Research: A Critical Guide aims to sensitize students to the necessity of learning how not to defer to the mysterious authority of the experts, but rather to learn how to be a critical consumer of others’ research, and to gain confidence in their ability to be producers of research.  Sue McGregor shows students how to be research literate, and how to find, critique and apply other people’s scholarship. This textbook is grounded in a solid understanding of the prevailing research methodologies for creating new knowledge (philosophical underpinnings), which in turn dictate problem posing, theory selection, and research methods (tasks for sampling, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting results).
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Chapter 1. Critical Research Literacy
 
PART TWO: PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF RESEARCH
 
Chapter 2. Research Methodologies
 
Chapter 3. Conceptual Frameworks, Theories, and Models
 
PART THREE: ORIENTING AND SUPPORTIVE ELEMENTS OF RESEARCH
 
Chapter 4. Orienting and Supportive Secondary Elements of a Journal Article
 
Chapter 5. Peer Reviewed Journals
 
PART FOUR: RESEARCH JUSTIFICATIONS, AUGMENTATION, AND RATIONALES
 
Chapter 6. Introduction and Research Questions
 
Chapter 7. Literature Review
 
PART FIVE: RESEARCH DESIGN AND RESEARCH METHODS
 
Chapter 8. Overview of Research Design and Methods
 
Chapter 9. Reporting Qualitative Research Methods
 
Chapter 10. Reporting Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research
 
PART SIX: RESULTS AND FINDINGS
 
Chapter 11. Statistical Literacy and Conventions
 
Chapter 12. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
 
Chapter 13. Results and Findings
 
PART SEVEN: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
 
Chapter 14. Discussion
 
Chapter 15. Conclusions
 
Chapter 16. Recommendations
 
PART EIGHT: ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAYS AND THEORETICAL PAPERS
 
Chapter 17. Argumentative Essays: Position, Discussion, and Think Piece Papers
 
Chapter 18. Conceptual and Theoretical Articles

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ISBN: 9781506350950