Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Although "designed for students who have already had an introductory research methods course who are now engaged in an evaluation project or course" it is still definitely a primer and you do not have to have taken a course either to understand it or benefit from it. This relatively short book is an accessible and sometimes breezy introduction to evidence-based research. It gently describes much of the jargon in the field and takes readers through a step-by-step process of research design. Though it is addressed mostly to social work and clinical interventions, it is more widely applicable; a lot of education research follows much the same methodology and terminology, and readers will even find a lot of overlap with the design and construction of business cases and program assessment. Recommended.

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