This book helps students understand the use of specialist vocabulary and terminology of educational and social science research. The author explores the ways in which research terminology is used, and shows students how to use specialist research terminology appropriately, how to understand the meaning of research terms, and how to disseminate research in a style which is clear and easily understood.

Analysing Previous Research

Chapter objectives

This chapter will help you to:

  • Discuss academic literature which has a sociological perspective.
  • Evaluate academic literature which employs psychological concepts.
  • Analyse literature which contains a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Terms used

The following terms are used in this chapter: androcentricity; authority; ...

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