The Social Sciences

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Nelson Thornes, 2004 - 256 pàgines
The only book of its kind in the market. Learning objectives and chapter summaries help students progress in a structured manner. Appropriate examples and language level are used for the adult readership this title is aimed at. Practical examples are used to demonstrate theory, showing students that they have the skills to apply what they learn to everyday life.
 

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Continguts

Introduction
5
Section 1
24
Writing to advise
66
Bringing it all together
94
Establishing a relationship with your reader
114
Forms of writing
122
Effective openings
130
language and layout
138
Results analysis and presentation
205
STATISTICS 215 Chapter 7 STATISTICS 1 The uses and misuses of statistics
216
Pie charts and graphs
221
Bar charts histograms and frequency polygons
225
The standard deviation
228
The normal distribution
237
The null hypothesis test
244
The chi squared test
252

Bringing it all together
146
Writing to analyse
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS 143
143
Group dynamics 144
144
Verbal and nonverbal communication 149
149
Communication psychology and sociology
155
Reflective listening
161
Private and professional confidentiality
166
METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY 171 Chapter 6 METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY 1 The five schools of psychology
172
Psychological research in healthcare
178
Quantitative and qualitative research
189
Interviews
195
Questionnaires
197
Observational research
203
The Spearman rank correlation coefficient
256
Statistics concept and detail
261
APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO HEALTH 265 Chapter 8 APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO HEALTH 1 Recap and revision
266
The biopsychosocial model
267
Addiction
272
Alcohol
281
Diet
286
Smoking
293
Behavioural change and compliance
297
Chronic illness
301
References
305
Bibliography
306
Index
307
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