Review by Choice Review
Written for undergraduates through postgraduates, this book by Salkind (Univ. of Kansas) is a refresher for those engaged in research and a basic introduction for those who are new to the field. Topics include getting started; writing research questions; understanding the ethics involved; and a variety of research-related issues including sampling, testing, measuring, validating, and understanding significance. Although each of the 100 questions could be answered by the contents of an entire book, the purpose of this short book is to provide the basics and then move on to the next question. Each question is answered in a straightforward fashion in one or two pages, including reference to three related answers elsewhere in the book. Both the index and the table of contents facilitate finding the desired topic. This volume will be useful for researchers at all levels to keep handy as they work. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. N. Mactague Aurora University
Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.