The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking

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A concise introduction to the fundamental concepts of social scientific thinking, this classic text-a favorite with students for over 25 years-makes scientific thinking, research methods and statistics accessible to undergraduates at a common sense level.

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Kenneth Hoover (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Western Washington University. His final books included THE FUTURE OF IDENTITY (2004); ECONOMICS AS IDEOLOGY: KEYNES,LASKI, HAYEK AND THE CREATION OF CONTEMPORARY POLITICS (2003); and with John Miles, Vernon Johnson, and Sara Weir, IDEOLOGY AND POLITICAL LIFE, Third Edition (2001).

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"This is an exceptionally well-written book. In a field that normally has books that are poorly written and often inaccessible to undergraduates, the Hoover and Donovan book is really a breath of fresh air."

"This is the best simple and short overview of the key elements in the scientific research process on the market."

"I have found Elements useful in several ways. First, it is useful to students with no background in science at all. ...Second, it is useful for students who are in "scientific" disciplines. Some of the biologists or chemists have never been introduced to social science as a method. ...All in all, the book gives us common ground for understanding science, social science in particular, so we can discuss its relationship to technology and the rest of society."

"What Strunk and White's little book on style is to clear writing, Hoover's is to clear thinking in the social sciences. A pedagogical gem."

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