Thinking Critically About Research

Thinking Critically About Research A Step-by-Step Approach

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Synopsis

We live in an age of unprecedented access to information. The last decade has seen an exponential growth in data and material available, often at the touch of a button. However, this has also made it harder to discern between fact and fiction. What is real and what is fake? What should we believe and what should we reject?

In an environment of information overload, a distrust of experts, the circulation of misinformation and false facts, and public debates based upon poor evidence, Thinking Critically About Research comes at a vital juncture. The book is designed to help readers develop a critical understanding of evidence and the ways in which evidence is presented, and to challenge the information they receive in both academic and non-academic sources. The author presents a step-by-step approach with a focus on knowing methods, culminating in a bespoke 'critical tool kit' which offers a practical checklist designed to be used when carrying out research.

Also containing learning features including tasks and worked examples, drawing on real research studies, this is an essential resource for students and researchers, and those putting research into practice, who want to have better critical thinking skills.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780367000202
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 001.4
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 160
Weight: 278g
Height: 232mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 10mm