Chapter 3.4 Method Tools of Research
Knowledge of the procedures involved in research is perhaps the most important tool. Without this, the best computers and most reliable tests would be useless. For the researcher, there are several important areas that must be mastered, including the knowledge of scientific methods, the use of statistical software, the practical application of statistical formulas, knowledge of writing style, and the ability to gather information and critically review the research of others.
For this reason, this text would be considered a method tool in that it is designed to provide knowledge of research methods and assist you in the process of performing and evaluating the research of others.