This supplementary guide is for students who are learning how to evaluate published reports of empirical research. Numerous excerpts from journals in the social and behavioral sciences provide examples that allow students to learn the practical aspects of evaluating research. By de-emphasizing jargon, this book allows students to begin evaluating research with confidence. New to this edition: This edition contains more than 60 new examples from recently published research. Also new: Minor changes have been made throughout for consistency with the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.