Composing Inquiry Methods and Readings for Investigation and Writing

ISBN-10: 0131922912
ISBN-13: 9780131922914
Edition: 2009
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List price: $127.20
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

What's Inquiry?
Why Inquiry; Why Composing?
Reading and Writing Together
Strategies for Active Reading
Posing Questions
Using This Book
Inquiry and the Internet
Internet Resources
Web Sites Referenced in this Chapter
Presenting Inquiry: Rhetorical Choices and Writing Issues
What Does Audience Have to Do With It?
Discourse Communities and Genre Expectations
Framing Your Work
Developing an Argument Through Analysis
Including the Work of Others: Paraphrases, Quotations, Citations
Clarity and Style
Sentence Length
Word Choice
An Eye Toward Revision
Internet Resources
Web Sites Referenced in this Chapter
Special Materials: Visuals
Special Materials: Artifacts
Ethical Considerations in Observing
Working on Writing Observations
Summary Descriptions to Generalizations
Vivid Details versus "Objective" Language
Student Essay: Observation of a Place
"The Fields of Dreams" Hattie Wellington
Student Essay: Visual Analysis
"Web Pages in the Automobile Industry" Christopher Perin
Internet Resources
Web Sites Referenced in This Chapter
Links to the Readings
Assignments Using Observation
Assignments Working with Visual Materials
Assignments Working with Artifacts
Ethical Considerations and the 4 C's of Responsible Interviewing
Staging the Interview
Thematizing: Crafting Two Kinds of Questions
Designing: Practical Matters
Interviewing: Semi-Structured Conversation
Transcribing: From Oral to Written Form
Analyzing: Paying Critical Attention
Verifying: Evaluating Your Findings
Reporting: Shaping for Audiences
Special Case: Focus Groups
Special Case: Oral Histories
Working on Writing Interviews
Form of Presentation
Student Essay: Case Study Interview
"A Sociolinguistic Interview" Bryan McLucas
Sociolinguistic Interview Transcript
Student Essay: Oral History
"Columbine: A Day to Remember" Samantha Sanderson
Internet Resources
Web Sites Referenced in This Chapter
Links to the Readings
Assignments Using Interviewing
Assignments Working with Focus Groups
Assignments Working with Oral Histories
Working with Numbers
Interpreting Numbers: Some Basics
Types of Numbers: Raw Numbers, Percentages, Measures of Central Tendency (Mean, Median, and Mode), Rates
Reading Survey Reports
Data Analysis
Data Analysis Example: A Survey of Students Attending Large and Small Schools
Collecting Your Own Numbers: Surveys
Steps for Conducting a Survey
Ethical Considerations
Working on Writing from Numbers
Acknowledging Limits
Incorporating Graphics
Student Essay: Survey
"Satisfaction Among First-Year University of Miami Students" Kenny Rosina
Rosina's Survey
Rosina's Data Table
Internet Resources
Web Sites Referenced in this Chapter
Links to the Readings
Assignments Working with Numbers
Assignments Working with Surveys
Working with Texts
Inquiry into Texts
Close (or Critical) Reading
Facets of a Critical Reading
Special Material: Music and Public Speech
Special Material: Archives
Informal Archives
Library and Institutional Archives
Ethical Considerations
Working on Writing from Texts
Summarizing for Your Own Purposes
Accuracy in Representing Others
Balancing Your Words with the Words of Others
Student Essay: Textual Analysis of Literary Text
"The Freudian Uncanny in Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes" Stephen Fuller
Student Essay: Analysis of Spoken Language
"The Effects of Columbine" Samantha Sanderson
Internet Resources
Web Sites Referenced in this Chapter
Links to the Readings
Assignments Working with Texts
Assignments Working with Archives
Assignments Working with Music and Public Speech
Sample Projects
The Water Project
Local History
Public Space
Organizational Needs Assessment
Internet Resources Referenced in Sample Projects and Assignment Sequences
Assignment Sequences
Between Writing and Knowing
Collective Memory
Considering "Public"
Constructing Public Spaces
Cultural Politics and Public Discourse
Cultural Politics and Public Discourse II: Shaping Values
Direct Observation
Ethnicity in America: Identity
Ethnicity in America II: Defining America
Examining Visuals
Expanding a Trends Report
Eye on Campus
Gender Investigations
Histories: Official and Unofficial
Humanizing Numbers
Investigating Artifacts
Material Culture
Reading Media
Reclaiming the Past
Representing Community
Trying Out Interviews
Visual Rhetoric: Photographs
Working with Texts
"Courage, Endurance and Quickness of Decision: Gender and Athletics at the University of Chicago, 1890-1920"
"Narrating Cultural Citizenship: Oral Histories of First-Generation College Students of Mexican Origin"
"Developing a Visual Discourse on Immigration"
"Handmade by an American Indian": Souvenirs and the Cultural Economy of Southwestern Tourism
"Representative Form and the Visual Ideograph: The Iwo Jima Images in Editorial Cartoons"
"American History and the Structures of Collective Memory: A Modest Exercise in Empirical Iconography"
"Is This Song Your Song Anymore: Revisioning Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land"
"Forums for Citizenship in Popular Culture"
"Rap Music: The Cultural Politics of Official Representation"
"Representation of Women in News and Photos: Comparing Content to Perceptions"
"Common Landscapes as Historic Document"
"Colliding Feminisms: Britney Spears, "Tweens," and the Politics of Reception"
"The Photograph as an Intersection of Gazes"
"Trends in Literature Participation, 1982-2002"
"The Truth of Material Culture: History or Fiction?"
"Public Memory and the Search for Power in American Historical Archaeology"
"Van Gogh in Alabama, 1936"
"Remembering the Discovery of the Watergate Tapes"
"Human Dignity and the Claim of Meaning: Athenian Tragic Drama and Supreme Court Opinions"
"A Bowlful of Tears Revisited: The Full Story of Lee Puey You's Immigration Experience at Angel Island"
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