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Published: 19 February 2015

240 Pages | 28 tables; 12 figures


ISBN: 9780199009862

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Writing in the Social Sciences

A Guide for Term Papers and Book Reviews

Second Edition

Jake Muller

  • Discipline-specific. Writing in the Social Sciences is written specifically for university and college students taking courses in social science departments.
  • Practical and user friendly. This accessible text offers students a step-by-step approach and provides them with a wealth of samples such as outlines, title pages, citations, and common argumentative phrases to use when writing terms papers and book reviews or article critiques.
  • Inductive and deductive approaches. The text shows students how to create their social science outline using inductive thinking (using arguments or headings/themes to create an aim sentence), and then how to write their term paper using deductive reasoning (stating the aim before presenting the supporting arguments).
  • More citation styles. This new edition shows students how to use APA, ASA, and CMS documentation styles, reflecting that different styles are used across the social science disciplines.
  • More on evaluating sources. A new appendix on selecting appropriate academic sources provides students with criteria for evaluating research sources.

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