Neuman, Understanding Research 2009 ISBN: 0-205- 47153-6 Understanding Research is an accessible and visually-appealing introduction to research across a wide range of academic fields and applied professions. It builds a broad foundation that will prepare you for more advanced courses in research and statistics; shows you how to evaluate and understand the significance of published studies; and illustrates the usefulness of research in a variety of real settings. Whether you become a producer or consumer of research, Understanding Research demonstrates that the subject is both interesting and highly relevant to your personal and working life. Key Features: Covers all major social research concepts and builds a broad foundation that will prepare students for more advanced courses in research and statistics. Develops critical reading skills to enable students to evaluate and understand the significance of published studies. Includes examples and illustrations from a broad range of academic disciplines. Engages students and illustrates utility of research in a variety of real settings.W. Lawrence Neuman is the author of 'Understanding Research', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205471539 and ISBN 0205471536.