Research is a task normally associated with academics and scientists. But we all undertake research in our everyday lives. From a freelance journalist learning about an unfamiliar topic to people checking their health symptoms with Dr Google, we gather evidence and analyse the results before making an informed decision.
So how can the untrained researcher feel confident that their findings are accurate?
Frank Lewins answers this question in his book, Understanding Research:
A Guide. As a Professor of Sociology with thirty years in academia and nine published books under his belt, Frank believes that “confidence and competence comes mainly from understanding the issues embedded in the research process rather than training in its technique”
This book will benefit both beginner and seasoned researchers.