Phelan and Reynolds' book is for anyone who needs to evaluate arguments and interpret evidence. It deals with the most fundamental aspects of academic study:
* the ability to reason with ideas and evidence
* to formulate arguments effectively
* to appreciate the interplay between ideas and evidence in academic and media debate
Argument and Evidence presents aspects of informal logic and statistical theory in a comprehensible way, enabling students to acquire skills in critical thinking which will outlast their undergraduate studies. Ideal as a companion for courses on methodology or study skills, Argument and Evidence will also be useful for other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.
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Published January 22, 2002
Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy.