Everyday Understanding of Problems in the Social Sciences
- A. F. Furnham, University College, London, UK
For under-/postgraduate students in all social sciences, psychology, sociology and education.
- Published: August 1988
- Imprint: PERGAMON
- ISBN: 978-0-08-032694-8
...Furnham is to be congratulated for focusing on commonsense knowledge and bringing it into the arena of academic discussion because this knowledge has an important influence on many aspects of human behaviour yet has hitherto received very little attention in the social sciences.
Times Higher Education Supplement
...a beautiful review of lay or implicit theories in the social sciences.
Annual Review Psychology
...a source of references for people who would like to take up primary research in this challengine field of study. In addition, investigations already working within the particular branches of social science surveyed in the book may find grist for their respective mills. The chapter on lay theories of statistics, which argues that they do not exist and shows what people get by with instead, might also be useful course reading in introductory classes in statistics for the behavioural and social sciences.
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