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Thousand Oaks, CA, U.S.A.: Sage Publications, Incorporated, 2001. 240pp. First edition. looks unused. (There is second edition 3/04). Based on the notion that helping to demystify the process of consuming research will not only make for better students, but will help make for better research. 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. This book is ideal for a novice researcher (and those that teach them!).. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.