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Understanding Research

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Understanding Research

Georgina Gethin
1 March 2009

Research literature is awash with terminology which at first glance can be off-putting. By becoming familiar with a few core terms and concepts the novice can read the majority of research articles with some degree of confidence. This article explores some of the more common terms that are found in research articles so that those who are new to research will be better armed to unpick the meaning and reliability of both quantitative and qualitative studies.

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