Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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268 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
March 2019
Print ISBN: 9781773380919


Academic Literacy in the Social Sciences is a practical introductory guide that supports students through the process of understanding and critically evaluating research in the social sciences. This essential text develops and strengthens students’ ability to develop research paper topics, conduct thorough literature searches, critically evaluate research, and effectively summarize and share information. The textbook is broken down into ten chapters, focusing on topics such as theory and research methods in the social sciences, citing APA style, ethics and integrity, and statistics. This is an ideal resource for all students in undergraduate courses based in the social sciences.

Table of Contents

Introduction     Why Am I Reading This Book?

Chapter 1     The Social Science of Learning: How to Social Science Your Way to Success

Chapter 2     Doing Social Science: Theory and Research in the Social Sciences

Chapter 3     The Literature Search: Finding Social Science Research

Chapter 4     APA Style: Citing Social Science Research

Chapter 5     Critical Assessment: Evaluating Social Science Research

Chapter 6     Doing the Right Thing: Ethics and Integrity in the Social Sciences

Chapter 7     Presentations: Talking about Social Science Research

Chapter 8     The Literature Review: Writing about Social Science Research

Chapter 9     The Numbers: Understanding Statistics in the Social Sciences

Chapter 10     “Junk” Science: Distinguishing Science from Pseudoscience  

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