Argument and Evidence
Critical Analysis for the Social Sciences
Routledge – 1995 – 260 pages
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.