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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