Textbook: Behavioral & Social Sciences Research
Author(s): Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Reviewer: Lynette Nickleberry, Assistant Professor, SUNY Empire State College
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Reviewer’s Summary Overall, the prose is clearly written, comprehensive and readable. The overall layout of the course is well done. If meant for upper-level undergraduates or grad courses, this text contains the appropriate amount of detail and a broad range of research topics.

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Textbook: Introduction to Sociology
Author(s): Hammand, Cheney, and Pearsey
Reviewer: Lisa McDonnell, PhD., JD, Associate Professor of Sociology, St. Petersburg College
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Reviewer’s Summary I adopted this textbook for my classes, thus obviously I recommend it to others. This book is well organized and very easy to understand. The sequencing and flow are great, and includes helpful charts and modern day examples.  It is appropriate for remedial classes as well as community college year 1 and 2 students of all majors. Unfortunately, there is no way to modify this textbook.  The book comes with a test bank for instructors. I personally would like to thank the authors of this book for their hard work on this free online textbook. Their graciousness does not go unnoticed by both students and instructors.
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Textbook: Introduction to Sociology
Author(s): Hammand, Cheney, and Pearsey
Reviewer: Tonmar Johnson, Professor of Sociology, Solano college
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Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this book as a supplementary text for 1st year college students majoring in sociology or liberal arts.  It is well formatted with chapters in a logical, sequential order, straightforward indexing, and a clear table of contents.  It is easy to read, and not too dull or complex, with good illustrations that relate to the content for better clarification.  I do not recommend it as a primary textbook because much of the material presented is almost too simple and basic.
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Textbook: Reading Evidence
Author(s): OpenLearn
Reviewer: Barbara Mauter – Adjunct Instructor, University College / University of Toledo
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Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this book as supplementary material for a social science course. It has very good use of visuals and additional links to further information. It also has good step-by-step assessment of the evidence and how one is to interpret the information presented. The textbook also included exercises to complete, to further understanding.