Political Science Student Writer's Manual

ISBN-10: 0136029450

ISBN-13: 9780136029458

Edition: 6th 2008

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Description: This comprehensive, practical writers manual is designed to helpreadersaccomplish two goals: 1) improve their writing skills and strategies and 2) learn political science at the same time. The manual considers the different types of papers common to political science at all levels, at the introductory level, and at the advanced levelexploring the purposes and characteristics of each paper, the steps for writing a successful paper, and typical formats.The volume provides a handbook of style for political science, guide to distance learning and the Internet and writing assignments for all levels.For those interested in improving the political science writing.

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Book details

List price: $58.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall Higher Education
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

To the Student
To the Teacher
Welcome to Political Science
The Creative Study of Politics
Politics and Political Science
Political Science as Creativity
Four Millenniums of Thinking About Politics
Political Science as the Continuing Creative Search for Truth
The Era of Myth
The Era of Politics
The Era of Philosophy
The Era of Theology
The Era of History
The Era of Science
The Era of Eclecticism
Current Approaches to Studying Politics
Basic Problems and Challenges for the Science of Politics
Gabriel Almond's Schools and Sects of Political Science
Postmodernism and Political Science
Some Quantitative Methods in Political Science
The Basics of Scientific Knowledge
The Basics of Social Science Research
Content Analysis
Experiments
Nonexperimental Designs
Interviews
Case Studies
Direct Observation
Focus Groups
A Handbook of Style for Political Science
Writing as Communication
Writing to Learn
The Writing Process
Writing Competently
Grammar and Style
Punctuation
Paper Formats
General Page Formats
Tables, Illustrations, Figures, and Appendixes
Text
Citing Sources
The APSA Author-Date System
Avoiding Plagiarism
Conducting Research in Political Science
Organizing the Research Process
Gaining Control of the Research Process
Effective Research Methods
How to Conduct a Literature Review
Library Information Resources
Reference Books
Periodical Indexes
Statistics
Government Agencies
Private Research Organizations
List of Political Science Periodicals
Internet Resources
Writing Resources on the Internet
Politics and Government Resources on the Internet
Political Science Resources on the Internet
Assessing the Quality of Internet Resources
Critical Thinking and Acting in Politics
Book Reviews and Article Critiques
Book Reviews
Article Critiques
Writing to Communicate and Act
Letters to Newspaper Editors
Op-ed Essays
Letters to Elected Representatives
Table of Forms of Proper Address Formats
Critical Thinking Exercises
An Introduction to the Observation of Politics
An Exercise in Observation: Campaign Commercials
Directions for Writing an Allegory Analysis
Allegory 1: Plato's Philosopher King
Allegory 2: Rawls' Veil of Ignorance
Allegory 3: Foucault's Panopticon
Elementary Policy Analysis: Position Papers
What is a Position Paper?
Selecting Topics for Position Papers
Conducting Research for Position Papers
Contents of Position Papers
Papers Throughout Political Science
Analytical Papers in American Government and International Relations
Preliminary Choices for Research Papers in Political Science
Steps in Writing Analytical Papers
Comparing Governments
How Governments are Compared
Elements of Comparative Politics Paper
Policy Analysis Papers
The Basics of Policy Analysis
Policy Analysis Research Proposals
Policy Analysis Papers
Amicus Curiae Briefs
How to Write Amicus Curiae Briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court
Resources for Writing an Amicus Curiae Brief
Public Opinion Survey Papers
The Scope and Purpose of a Survey Paper
Steps in Writing a Survey Paper
Elements of a Public Opinion Survey Paper
Glossary of Political Science Terms
Bibliography
Index
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