Research Literacy: A primer for understanding and using research
Preparing students to become informed, critical consumers of research, this accessible text builds essential skills for understanding research reports, evaluating the implications for evidence-based practice, and communicating findings to different audiences. It demystifies qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs and provides step-by-step procedures for judging the strengths and limitations of any study. Excerpts from real research reports are used as opportunities to develop methodological knowledge and practice analytic skills. Based on sound pedagogic principles, the text is structured for diverse learning styles: visual learners (concept maps, icons), active learners (building-block exercises and templates for writing), and story learners (examples, reading guides, and reflections).
The Guliford Press
research, methodology, qualitative research, decision making
Beaudry, Jeffrey S, and Lynne Miller. Research Literacy: A Primer for Understanding and Using Research. The Guilford Press, 2016.