Reading and interpreting research can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t have a background in science. The nature of science and scientific examination is built on defining conditions and standards, using specific measures, applying consistent procedures, and observing objectively. In other words, it is predicated on order. Understanding this order—the science model—doesn’t require special expertise, and having a basic grasp of it before you get started reading research will simplify the task. This section introduces you to some key terminology and describes the study framework in which research is conducted.

Five Types of Research Studies

1. Single Subject Research

2. Correlational Research.

3. Longitudinal Studies.

4. Experimental Studies.

5. Clinical Trial Studies.