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  • Intellectual tools - skills for the human sciences 2/e
  • Rossouw D
  • ISBN: 9780627025389
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 206 Pages | Published: 2003

The Intellectual Tools is an invaluable guide will equip the student with the skills needed throughout his or her courses. There are clear and practical guidelines on how to approach and execute a research project and how to present a logical and convincing report on one's findings.

The writing is sound and informative, practically oriented even when dealing with advanced topics, and refreshingly free of academic jargon. 

Chapter 1: Study management
Chapter 2: Time management
Chapter 3: Reasons for developing thinking skills
Chapter 4: Concepts, meaning and definition
Chapter 5: Conceptual analysis
Chapter 6: The analysis of arguments
Chapter 7: Fallacious arguments
Chapter 8: Reading strategies
Chapter 9: Writing an essay
Chapter 10: The process of research
Chapter 11: Conceptualisation and operationalisation
Chapter 12: Finding information
Chapter 13: Sampling
Chapter 14: Measuring and quantifying
Chapter 15: Designing a questionnaire
Chapter 16: The research interview
Chapter 17: Fieldwork
Chapter 18: Content analysis
Chapter 19: Arguments in research reports
Chapter 20: Validity, reliability and trustworthiness: to sum up
Chapter 21: Bibliographical references

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