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This link provides information to help you understand quantitative and qualitative research as well as quasi-experimental design.
Research methods 2
This guide gives more information about types of studies including the difference between experimental and quasi-experimental research.
How to Read a Research Artcle
Primary vs Secondary Sources
Primary sources are original materials or evidence. In your field, you may be looking for "primary research articles," or articles that describe a study and provide the study results. An example of a primary source is a randomized controlled trial.
Secondary sources analyze, interpret or synthesize the primary materials. An example of a secondary source is a systematic review. These reviews compile randomized controlled trials and other studies to provide the reader with a picture of the research on a specific topic.
Basic Statistics Refresher Resources
Study Guide for Critically Reading a Research Article
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
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