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Critically reading the theory and methods of archaeology : an introductory guide

Guy E. Gibbon 1939-


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  • Title:
    Critically reading the theory and methods of archaeology : an introductory guide
  • Author: Guy E. Gibbon 1939-
  • Description: What kind of archaeology is it? -- What kind of investigation is it? -- What are the issue and the claim? -- What is the argument? -- What are the assumptions? -- Is the writing clear? -- Are (deceptive) rhetorical devices used? -- Is there a fallacy in the reasoning? -- Are there skeptical postmodern themes in the argument? -- Are facts clearly distinguished from opinions and other claims? -- How are the observations summarized? -- Is there an inductive argument? -- Is there a population estimate from a sample? -- Is there a theory? -- Which research program is it an example of? -- Is an explanation offered? -- Is there a causal argument? -- Are deductively valid conclusions drawn? -- Are concepts given archaeological interpretations? -- Are the conclusions reasonable?
    Every archaeology student needs this book to learn how to critically read and think about theory and methods.
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : AltaMira Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Format: 1 online resource (255 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-7591-2340-3;ISBN 0-7591-2342-X
  • Subjects: Archaeology -- Study and teaching; Archaeology -- Methodology; Critical thinking -- Study and teaching; Report writing; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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