"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.
Emily Ryall is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care at the University of Gloucestershire. She has an academic background in Philosophy and Linguistics and holds a PhD in Moral Philosophy as well as a PGCE in Physical Education. She has taught Philosophy, Ethics and Critical Thinking to sports students for several years.
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