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Evaluating research articles from start to finish, 3d ed.


Evaluating research articles from start to finish, 3d ed.

Girden, Ellen R. and Robert I. Kabacoff.

Sage Publications


399 pages




Evaluating the quality of research is a key skill for students advancing to graduate work in the social sciences. This volume begins with an explanation of key concepts surrounding empirical research and goes on to demonstrate critical assessment of internal and external validity, the proper use of statistical conclusion methodology, and knowing the reliability and validity of measurement methods. Along with updated reference and research articles, this third edition includes a new chapter on longitudinal research designs and a new section on psychometrics. Each chapter ends with evaluative questions with the answers supplied at the end of the book. Contains a useful glossary. Girden and Kabacoff are both formerly of the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova U., Florida.

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