Since 2005, the Institute has published a regular column called, "What researchers mean by..." in our newsletter, At Work. The column is designed to help readers better understand what researchers do and the language they use when reporting their findings. These columns have been pulled together into one book, providing easy-to-understand definitions of over 35 common research terms used in the health and social sciences.
The book is available for download here. Bulk orders of printed copies of the book are also available upon request, with the price per book depending on the size of the order. If you are interested in ordering print copies, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also access each term definition separately on our "What researchers mean by..." web page.