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Critical Thinking for Sports Students
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Critical Thinking for Sports Students



April 2010 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
"A really useful textbook to help undergraduate students construct arguments in their writing, and raise their writing abilities to a higher level. The book also provides useful examples that relates to sports students."
- Hassan Khalil
, Hertfordshire University

"A fantastic text and one we use regularly with undergraduate and postgraduates."
- Abbe Brady
, Gloucestershire University

The capacity to think critically is essential for success in sport courses in higher education. This book provides all those involved in the study of sport with the tools to assess, construct and present arguments and to analyse and evaluate material.

The emphasis is on the application of critical thinking – in the form of written arguments, discussion and negotiation. Throughout, the text and examples are presented within the context of sport, helping students to more easily apply their learning to their subject area.

 
Critical thinking and the study of sport
 
What is an Argument?
 
Evaluating an Argument's Structure: Deductive Arguments
 
Evaluating an Argument's Content: Truth, Evidence and Credibility
 
Assumptions, Generalisations and Hypotheses
 
Evaluating Arguments: Fallacies
 
Evaluating Arguments: Examples

A really useful textbook to help undergraduate students construct arguments in their writing, and raise their writing abilities to a higher level. The book also provides useful examples that relates to sports students.

Mr Hassan Khalil
Sport & Exercise Science & Sports Ther, Hertfordshire University
August 29, 2012

Well researched, written and presented discussion demonstrating theory and practice of critical thinking.

Mr Shane Thurlow
Sport and Public Services, Bishop Burton College
June 21, 2012

A fantastic text and one we use regularly with undergraduate and postgraduates

Dr Abbe Brady
Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care, Gloucestershire University
February 22, 2012

A solid resource for the more engaged students as they prepare for their first independent research project.

Mr Jamie Sims
Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Chichester University
January 17, 2012
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