Understanding Education Research: A Guide to Critical Reading

1st Edition

Gary Shank, Janice Pringle, Launcelot Brown

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Routledge
Published October 23, 2015
Textbook - 150 Pages
ISBN 9781315631394 - CAT# YE72213

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Summary

"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.

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