Good Book, in Theory Making Sense Through Inquiry, Third Edition

ISBN-10: 1442600772
ISBN-13: 9781442600775
Edition: 3rd 2015 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 3/19/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the art and science of social inquiry. Popular for its ability to make theory relevant to everyday life, it is full of lively examples that help readers connect to an otherwise difficult topic.New to this edition is a discussion of Indigenous ways of knowing, an examination of the research process, and instruction on how to communicate arguments. New activities have also been included at the end of each chapter in order to support those who enjoy a more active approach to learning about theory. The result is a strong foundation in critical thinking that is rooted in the social sciences but maintains relevance across all disciplines.

Alan Sears is Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the author of Retooling the Mind Factory: Education in a Lean State (UTP, 2003) and co-author with James Cairns of The Democratic Imagination (UTP, 2012).

James Cairns is Assistant Professor in the Contemporary Studies Department at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford. He is the co-author, with Alan Sears, of The Democratic Imagination (UTP, 2012).

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