Social Science Jargon Buster by Zina O'Leary
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Social Science Jargon Buster
By Zina O'Leary

Social Science Jargon Buster

The Key Terms You Need to Know

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Social Science Jargon Buster by Zina O'Leary

Book Description

- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your 'discourse' from your 'dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between 'anomie' and 'alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, breaking each down and bringing impressive clarity and insight to even the most complex terms. 'This book successfully addresses the central task for any teacher of social theory - how to make the material accessible without making it simplistic and banal. The overall effect is a most effective text that hard-pressed students and lecturers will grab with both hands' - Dave Harris, Senior Lecturer in Social Science This practical, down-to-earth dictionary will help students new to social science discourse gain a thorough understanding of the key terms. Each entry includes a concise core definition, a more detailed explanation and an introduction to the associated debates and controversies. In addition, students will find a useful outline of the practical application of each term, as well as a list of key figures and recommendations for futher reading. This dictionary brings a refreshing clarity to social science discourse, making it essential reading for all students on undergraduate social science courses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412921770
ISBN-10: 1412921775
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 2mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Zina O'Leary

Dr Zina O'Leary is an internationally recognised leader in research methodologies and has a keen interest in the application of research to evidence based decision making in both the private and public sector. She designs and coordinates research units at the University of Sydney (Business School and Graduate School of Government) and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. Zina also has an extensive history as a consultant and research coordinator for the Centre for Environmental Health Development at the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre. She is the author of Researching Real World Problems, and The Social Science Jargon Buster.

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