Welcome to Research Demystified where the mysteries of social science research will be explored in the context of politics, policy, public administration, program evaluation, measuring for results and advocacy.
This site will provide some “how to do it” guidance as well as focus on how to assess the credibility of research results.
I have set up this blog to look at current issues in the news from a research perspective. The basic question is always: are these research results–the statistics and the conclusions–credible? I invite you to join the conversation and share what makes sense to you, what does not, and why.
I will be posting material that professors can use in classes as well as material for the general public who want to enhance their skills in critiquing research results.