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Debates abound in the social sciences. For example, since the 1960s, scholars have debated whether inner city residents are poor because they live in a culture of poverty or because of changes in urban labor markets. Volumes and volumes have been written from both sides of this debate. Wk Date Discussion topics/Readings 1 1/31 Introduction Sharon Friedman and Stephen Steinberg, Writing and Thinking in the Social Sciences, Chapter 1 2 2/7 The Rise of the Social Sciences Eric Wolf, Europe and the People Without History, Part 1 3 2/14 Social Systems of the Modern World Eric Wolf, Europe and the People Without History, Part II 4.

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I am a college instructor who teaches critical thinking. One of the books that was recommended for my course, before I objected, was Writing and Thinking in the Social Sciences.

Throughout, the book is not at all rigorous in its approach. Particularly troubling, however, is Chapter 8--The Interview. The reader (i.e. student) is presented with egregious error--the utterly wrong notion of random sampling. What is cited there is anything but a random sample. Choosing " . . . every tenth name . . ." provides myriad opportunities for bias. That is so very obvious that I hesitate to cite an example for fear not being understood, but here are three.

The text talks about a random sample being taken from every tenth name in a roster. But the definition of "random sample" is that every member of the population has the same chance of being selected as any other member. Every tenth name, indeed!

If the alphabetic distribution of names in the directory is not uniform, the sampler will obtain more names beginning with a particular letter than otherwise. Will that mean that the students so selected will over-represent a particular ethnic group? Almost certainly so.

Has the college administration done something to the directory--such as sorting by zip code, or student ID, for example--which is not at all uncommon? More bias!

I believe most importantly, the chapter does not address many of the ordinary concerns of any fledgling interviewer. What of subjects who do not expect to be interviewed--the "Man in the Street"? What of the person who has agreed to be interviewed, but who becomes unhappy along the way? How does the interviewer deal with a subject who is drunk, distracted, or angry? The author addresses none of these obvious, important, and pivotal questions for students who desperately need that kind of information.

This example of bad writing and worse editing does not belong in the college classroom.
Writing and Thinking in the Social Sciences download epub
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Sharon Friedman
ISBN: 0139700625
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (January 15, 1989)
Pages: 208 pages