Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. If you need to engage with published (or unpublished) literature such as essays, dissertations or theses, research papers or oral presentations, this proven guide helps you develop a reflective and advanced critical approach to your research and writing.
New to this edition:
- Two new chapters on basic and advanced writing skills
- More advice on self-bias and perception
- Updates and additional examples throughout
- Updated online resources providing additional support.
A Companion Website provides additional resources to help you apply the critical techniques you learn. From templates and checklists, access to SAGE journal articles and additional case studies, these free resources will make sure you successfully master advanced critical skills.
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NEW expanded Table of Contents in Prelims
2 NEW CHAPTERS:
- Chapter 7: Developing Your Writing Skills to Communicate Effectively
- Chapter 20: Developing Advanced Writing Skills
Chapter 9 Tools for Thinking and Ways of Thinking - more on self-bias and differences in perception
Chapter 11 Knowledge Claims and Their Key Characteristics - more on differences between theoretical and empirical research
Chapter 19 Using the Literature in Research Papers and Oral Presentations - inclusion of posters