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.