The Practical Skeptic Core Concepts In Sociology

Author : Lisa McIntyre
ISBN : 9780077516185
Genre : Social Science
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The Practical Skeptic, a concise introduction to sociology, focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Lisa McIntyre's straightforward, lively style and her emphasis on critical thinking make this an engaging and user-friendly text for students of all levels. Through this conversational narrative, students are able to grasp key sociological concepts and learn the essential lesson that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
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The Practical Skeptic Core Concepts In Sociology

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781497053991
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Practical Skeptic, Core Concepts in Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Science and Fuzzy Objects: Specialization in Sociology, Who`s Afraid of Sociology?, The Vocabulary of Science, and Doing Social Research plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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The Practical Skeptic Readings In Sociology

Author : Lisa McIntyre
ISBN : 0078026881
Genre : Social Science
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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology includes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre's text, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology, or other sociology texts. Readings in this edition challenge students to re-evaluate familiar social arenas: the college classroom, televised sports shows, restaurants, doctors' offices and even public restrooms. The readings focus around the essential message that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
Category: Social Science

The Practical Skeptic

Author : Lisa J. McIntyre
ISBN : 0072885300
Genre : Social Science
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"I suspect that beginning students assigned to read sociology feel much like the theatergoer who stumbles into a foreign film without subtitles. [So] I tried to keep the needs of the introductory student in mind. I tried to bridge the gap between the sociologists who wrote these articles and the students who will read them. My goal is to replace boredom with intellectual challenge, to make sociology not 'easy,' but accessible."--Lisa McIntyre Using a conceptual framework,The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociologyincludes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre’s text,The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociologyor other sociology texts. Readings in this edition challenge students to re-evaluate familiar social arenas: the college classroom, televised sports shows, restaurants, doctors’ offices and even public restrooms. The essential lesson of the readings is this: There is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye. "I would certainly adopt this reader again. It is a wonderful, enriching complement to McIntyre’s textbook and introduces students to the richness and depth that characterizes the sociological literature."-- Susan Humpers-Ginther, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
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Need To Know Social Science Research Methods

Author : Lisa McIntyre
ISBN : UOM:39015061183268
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 28.39 MB
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This accessible, alternative approach to mainstream Research Methods titles is written for students who will need to interpret social research in their careers and, more than likely, have opportunities to do research. The book’s focus is on equipping students with the tools both to evaluate research done by others and to do their own research. Exercises in the text help students develop skills and strategies for research, including Internet assignments for finding and evaluating sources. The text provides students with a solid grounding in the relevant aspects of the philosophy of science and thoroughly explains the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Category: Social Science

The Public Defender

Author : Lisa J. McIntyre
ISBN : 0226559610
Genre : Criminal justice, Administration of
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Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

The Cambridge Handbook Of Sociology Volume 1

Author : Kathleen Odell Korgen
ISBN : 9781108210645
Genre : Social Science
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Whether a student, an instructor, a researcher, or just someone interested in understanding the roots of sociology and our social world, The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology, Volume 1 is for you. This first volume of the Handbook focuses on core areas of sociology, such as theory, methods, culture, socialization, social structure, inequality, diversity, social institutions, social problems, deviant behavior, locality, geography, the environment, and social change. It also explains how sociology developed in different parts of the world, providing readers with a perspective on how sociology became the global discipline it is today. Each essay includes a discussion of how the respective subfield contributes to the overall discipline and to society. Written by some of the most respected scholars, teachers, and public sociologists in the world, the essays are highly readable and authoritative.
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Disrupting Dark Networks

Author : Sean F. Everton
ISBN : 9781139789578
Genre : Social Science
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Disrupting Dark Networks focuses on how social network analysis can be used to craft strategies to track, destabilize and disrupt covert and illegal networks. The book begins with an overview of the key terms and assumptions of social network analysis and various counterinsurgency strategies. The next several chapters introduce readers to algorithms and metrics commonly used by social network analysts. They provide worked examples from four different social network analysis software packages (UCINET, NetDraw, Pajek and ORA) using standard network data sets as well as data from an actual terrorist network that serves as a running example throughout the book. The book concludes by considering the ethics of and various ways that social network analysis can inform counterinsurgency strategizing. By contextualizing these methods in a larger counterinsurgency framework, this book offers scholars and analysts an array of approaches for disrupting dark networks.
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Teaching The Novel Across The Curriculum

Author : Colin C. Irvine
ISBN : 0313348960
Genre : Education
File Size : 59.81 MB
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Provides a collection of essays on ways to teach novels in a variety of courses.
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American Families Past And Present

Author : Susan M. Ross
ISBN : 0813538181
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 71.97 MB
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Bringing together essays by twenty-one distinguished scholars who have helped shape the field of family sociology in the last decade, this interdisciplinary anthology examines variation within family experience, especially as it has evolved across racial, ethnic, social, gender, and generational lines. The essays place historical and institutional frameworks at the center of the discussion. In-depth chapter introductions along with critical questions to spark class discussion make this an ideal text for courses focusing on family composition, trends, and controversies in the United States.
Category: Social Science