Reading and Understanding Research


Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Stephen J. Silverman,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412975743
Category: Psychology
Page: 291
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There is virtually no way to complete one's education without encountering a research report. The book that has helped demystify qualitative and quantitative research articles for thousands of readers, from the authors of the best-selling Proposals that Work, has been revised. This edition is completely reorganized to separate quantitative and qualitative research with four new distinct sections (research reports, quantitative research, qualitative research, and research reviews. The authors presume no special background in research, and begin by introducing and framing the notion of reading research within a wider social context. Next they offer insight on when to seek out research, locating and selecting the right reports, and how to help evaluate research for trustworthiness.

Reading and Understanding Research


Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Stephen J. Silverman,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483343286
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Ideal for students, novice researchers, or professionals, this indispensable resource serves as a road map for readers who need to analyze and apply research findings. It helps them think critically about the credibility of what they are reading by showing them how to identify problems and develop constructive questions. Key Features Assumes no prior knowledge of research procedures Provides readers with a step-by-step format for decoding the complex language and formats used in reports and reviews Includes the most common formats for both quantitative and qualitative inquiry Offers both illustrative examples and powerful training exercises Gives specific attention to strategies for critically appraising reported research Presents completely updated references as well as an annotated bibliography Intended Audience This text is appropriate for both upper-level undergraduate and graduate students across the social sciences enrolled in introductory research courses as well as students in professional preparation programs.

Reading and Understanding Research


Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Stephen J. Silverman,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761927686
Category: Education
Page: 282
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This edition contains new material on the twelve steps for doing different types of research studies, a new chapter on the utilization of research, and expanded coverage of qualitative research topics. The authors presume no special background in research, and begin by introducing and framing the notion of reading research within a wider social context. Next they offer insight on when to seek out research, locating and selecting the right reports, and how to help evaluate research for trustworthiness. A step-by-step reading of reports from qualitative and quantitative studies follows, and the final chapters examine in greater detail the different types of research to be encountered and how to examine the research more critically.

Understanding Reading

A Psycholinguistic Analysis of Reading and Learning to Read, Sixth Edition
Author: Frank Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136497757
Category: Education
Page: 390
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Understanding Reading revolutionized reading research and theory when the first edition appeared in 1971 and continues to be a leader in the field. In the sixth edition of this classic text Smith’s purpose remains the same: to shed light on fundamental aspects of the complex human act of reading – linguistic, physiological, psychological, and social – and of what is involved in learning to read. The text critically examines current theories, instructional practices, and controversies, covering a wide range of disciplines but always remains accessible. Careful attention is given to the ideological clash that continues between whole language and direct instruction and currently permeates every aspect of theory and research into reading and reading instruction. In every edition, including the present one, Smith has steadfastly resisted giving teachers a recipe for teaching reading, while aiming to help them make their own decisions, based on research about reading, which is accessible to anyone, and their experience and personal knowledge of their students, which only they possess. To aid readers in making up their own minds, each chapter concludes with a brief statement of "Issues." Understanding Reading, Sixth Edition is matchless in integrating a wide range of topics relative to reading while, at the same time, being highly readable and user-friendly for instructors, students, and practitioners.

Writing, Reading, and Understanding in Modern Health Sciences

Medical Articles and Other Forms of Communication
Author: Milos Jenicek
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482226456
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Medical articles are one of the main vehicles of knowledge translation and evidence communication in the health sciences. Their correct structure and style alone are no longer enough to convey a clear understanding of the intended message. Readers must be able to understand the very essence of the article message. That is the purpose of this book. Writing, Reading, and Understanding in Modern Health Sciences: Medical Articles and Other Forms of Communication will help the authors of medical articles communicate more effectively in today's practice and health research environment. It explores the most effective practices for communicating using three main medical literature formats: through scientific articles, articles where the subject is not based on the practice of the scientific method, and business reports. Describing how to think beyond the prevailing IMRAD article format, this book focuses on the nature, content, domains of thought, and meanings of medical articles. The ideas and underlying propositions in this book are complementary to specific requirements appropriate for each type of medical journal. After reading this book you will better understand: How to write what is considered the most important type of medical article, the research-based medical article How to write an evidence-based argumentative medical article The challenges of clinical case reporting The general framework of medical and research ethics Classification of medical articles and their underlying studies from the causal standpoint Supplying you with the understanding required to write more effective medical articles, the book includes details about essay-type articles, research-based articles, thesis as introduction sections, definitions as part of the material and methods sections, modern argumentation and critical thinking underlying results and their discussion and conclusions about them. It also examines qualitative research and case study methodologies from other domains. A must-read for all writers, readers, and users of medical articles, this book supplies the tools you need to write compelling medical reports that can help to improve the practice, research, and quality of healthcare at all levels.

Proposals That Work


Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Stephen J. Silverman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452216851
Category: Social Science
Page: 383
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Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.

Understanding Education Research

A Guide to Critical Reading
Author: Gary Shank,Launcelot Brown,Janice Pringle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317249909
Category: Social Science
Page: 150
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"Understanding Education Research" is designed to help students learn to read educational research articles carefully, systematically, and critically. Students learn to categorize titles, decode abstracts, find research questions, characterize research arguments, break down methods and procedures, explore references, apply analysis strategies, and interpret findings. The book allows them to easily develop the skills they need to be research literate. It offers simple guidelines for qualitative, quantitative, and statistical approaches that help students master the basics behind these often complex and confusing methodologies. The book is accessible for future researchers or for students who simply need to understand research clearly. It is written in a clear and engaging style, with ample concrete examples of each stage, offering exercises for student practice.

Reading and Understanding the Financial Times


Author: Kevin Boakes
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273715597
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 171
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This engaging and practical guide selects topical Financial Times articles with recurrent themes and provides engaging analysis, unravelling the key points and explaining the financial and economic data. This book will enable you to engage with corporate finance in any context; be it at work, on the television, in radio reports or on the internet. Structured around 11 key topics in finance, ranging from classical exposition of financial markets and institutions through to current issues surrounding private equity, risk management and hedge funds, each chapter sets the scene and analyses the chosen articles. Particular attention is paid to detailed explanation of key terminology (crucial for when you need to file that urgent report at work or look into reviewing your mortgage). Reading and Understanding the Financial Timesleaves you to ponder your findings and research further with self review questions andsuggested data and web-based activities on the book’s website so that next time you read the Financial Times you will be able to do your own analysis.

Understanding reading and writing research


Author: Michael L. Kamil,Judith A. Langer,Timothy Shanahan
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 199
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Understanding and Teaching Reading Comprehension

A handbook
Author: Jane Oakhill,Kate Cain,Carsten Elbro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317628993
Category: Education
Page: 130
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The ultimate aim of reading is not the process but to understand what we read and comprehension can take place at many different levels. There has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of reading comprehension in recent years but despite this there is very little written on this vital topic accessible to trainee and practicing teachers. The Handbook of Reading Comprehension presents an overview of recent findings on reading comprehension and comprehension problems in children. It provides a detailed examination of the characteristics of children who have reading comprehension difficulties, and examines ways in which comprehension can be supported and improved. It is accessibly written for students and professionals with no previous background in the psychology of reading or reading problems. This indispensable handbook asks the question ‘what is comprehension?’ The authors consider comprehension of different units of language: understanding single words, sentences, and connected prose and outline what readers (and listeners) have to do to successfully understand an extended text. This book also considers comprehension for different purposes, in particular reading for pleasure and reading to learn and explores how reader characteristics such as interest and motivation can influence the comprehension process. Different skills contribute to successful reading comprehension. These include word reading ability, vocabulary knowledge, syntactic skills, memory, and discourse level skills such as the ability to make inferences, knowledge about text structure, and metacognitive skills. The authors discuss how each one contributes to the development of reading comprehension skill and how the development of these skills (or their precursors) in pre-readers, provides the foundation for reading comprehension development. Areas covered include:- Word reading and comprehension Development of comprehension skills Comprehension difficulties Assessment Teaching for improvement Throughout the text successful experimental and classroom based interventions will be highlighted, practical tips for teachers and summary boxes detailing key points and explaining technical terms will be included in each chapter

How to Read a Book


Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439144831
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 426
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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Understanding Nursing Research

Using Research in Evidence-based Practice
Author: Carol Leslie Macnee,Susan McCabe (RN.)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781775588
Category: Medical
Page: 431
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This textbook explicitly links understanding of nursing research with evidence-based practice, and focuses on how to read, critique, and utilize research reports. Organized around questions students have when reading reports—how the conclusions were reached, what types of patients the conclusions apply to, how the study was done, and why it was done that way—the text explains the steps of the research process to answer these questions. Chapters include clinical vignettes, highlighted key concepts, and out-of-class exercises. Appendices present a variety of research examples. This edition includes significant new material on evidence-based practice and more distinction between qualitative and quantitative research.

Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish


Author: Ellen R. Girden,Robert Kabacoff
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974461
Category: Education
Page: 399
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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.

Reading and Understanding the Bible


Author: Ben Witherington III
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199340576
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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This comprehensive introduction guides students through how to read and understand the Bible in the context of the ancient world that produced it. The text explains how ancient societies worked, how documents were created, who preserved them and why, the patriarchal nature of all ancient cultures, and, most importantly, how these cultural characteristics ought to affect our reading of the Bible.

Understanding the Bible

A Guide to Reading and Enjoying Scripture
Author: Robert Plummer
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825443164
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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Understanding the Bible will help anyone learn how to interpret the Bible for themselves. Plummer walks the reader through improving interpretation skills, using books and tools for interpretation, and determining the meaning of a biblical text.

Understanding Reading Development


Author: Colin Harrison
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761942511
Category: Education
Page: 203
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`Colin Harrison's knowledge of the research on reading processes and comprehension is encyclopaedic.... This is essential reading for all those committed to improving literacy attainment at all levels' - Professor Greg Brooks, University of Sheffield

Reading and Understanding the Mysteries of the Tarot

Learn How to Discover and Explain Your Destiny by Unlocking the Fascinating Secrets of the Cards
Author: Staci Mendoza,David Bourne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780754819622
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 96
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For centuries the Tarot has fascinated people as a way to unravel the mysteries of what the future holds for all of us. The deeper we look into the Tarot, the more meanings we find - there are even correspondences with the seasons, the months of the year and the constellations. The book opens with a brief history tracing the origins of the Tarot and famous characters associated with the cards, and considers the influence of tarot in society. Explore the significance of each card and learn how to interpret a card in relation to the deck. Discover the meaning behind the Major and Minor Arcana and learn the significance of the Hangman, the Wheel of Fortune and the High Priestess, among other cards. This highly accessible volume then suggests helpful ways of memorizing images and explains the various methods of selecting a spread. Practical advice teaches you how to prepare for a reading, with clear photographic layouts to guide you. Ideal for the beginner and illuminating for those who are already versed in the Tarot, this book will enhance your understanding of the mysteries of the cards, and help you to take control of your own destiny.

Conducting Research Literature Reviews

From the Internet to Paper
Author: Arlene Fink
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323773
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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Providing readers with an accessible, in-depth look at how to synthesize research literature, Conducting Research Literature Reviews is perfect for students, researchers, marketers, planners, and policymakers who design and manage public and private agencies, conduct research studies, and prepare strategic plans and grant proposals. Bestselling author Arlene Fink shows readers how to explain the need for and significance of research, as well as how to explain a study’s findings. Offering a step-by-step approach to conducting literature reviews, the Fourth Edition features updated examples and covers: how to select databases and evaluate their quality; selecting and organizing key words and other terms in order to effectively search databases and the Web; setting standards for evaluating the quality of research and other literature; extracting and recording information from articles and studies; synthesizing what the reader finds either descriptively or via a meta-analysis; recording and storing the results in a virtual file cabinet; and how to use bibliographic software.

Advanced Statistics in Research

Reading, Understanding, and Writing Up Data Analysis Results
Author: Larry Hatcher
Publisher: Shadow Finch Media LLC
ISBN: 9780985867003
Category: Mathematical statistics
Page: 632
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"Advanced Statistics in Research: Reading, Understanding, and Writing Up Data Analysis Results" is the simple, nontechnical introduction to the most complex multivariate statistics presented in empirical research articles. "wwwStatsInResearch.com, " is a companion website that provides free sample chapters, exercises, and PowerPoint slides for students and teachers. A free 600-item test bank is available to instructors. "Advanced Statistics in Research" does not show how to "perform" statistical procedures--it shows how to read, understand, and interpret them, as they are typically presented in journal articles and research reports. It demystifies the sophisticated statistics that stop most readers cold: multiple regression, logistic regression, discriminant analysis, ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, factor analysis, path analysis, structural equation modeling, meta-analysis--and more. "Advanced Statistics in Research" assumes that you have never had a course in statistics. It begins at the beginning, with research design, central tendency, variability, z scores, and the normal curve. You will learn (or re-learn) the big-three results that are common to most procedures: statistical significance, confidence intervals, and effect size. Step-by-step, each chapter gently builds on earlier concepts. Matrix algebra is avoided, and complex topics are explained using simple, easy-to-understand examples. "Need help writing up your results?" Advanced Statistics in Research shows how data-analysis results can be summarized in text, tables, and figures according to APA format. You will see how to present the basics (e.g., means and standard deviations) as well as the advanced (e.g., factor patterns, post-hoc tests, path models, and more). "Advanced Statistics in Research" is appropriate as a textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates (see supplementary materials at StatsInResearch.com). It also serves as a handy shelf reference for investigators and all consumers of research.

Introduction to Research

Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies
Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323261728
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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Bridge the gap between research and practice with Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 5th Edition. This easy-to-read edition covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. And with the text’s up-to-date research information and references, you will have a solid foundation from which to critique and understand research designs and their applications to healthcare and human service settings. Case examples provide real-life snapshots of what it is like to participate in different types of research processes, identify research dilemmas relevant to chapter subjects, and alert you to problems you might encounter. Authors make the topics more accessible, so research becomes more relevant - and topics come to life. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies to improve your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Presents complex information clearly in a highly readable, and easy-to-understand, manner. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. NEW! Up-to-date research methods, strategies, and references, like digital sources, visual methods, and geographical analysis, give you the latest information on research in diverse areas of health and human services.