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Making Sense in the Social Sciences A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

ISBN-10: 019544583X
ISBN-13: 9780195445831
Edition: 5th 2012
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 1/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

With more than 25 years on the market, Making Sense in the Social Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, is entering its fifth edition. This volume is intended for undergraduate students in any social sciences course with a research and writing component. Its likeliest home willbe in first-year courses; however, it is also suitable for students at the second- and third-year level.Revisions to the fifth edition of Making Sense in the Social Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing include updated information on research design and developing a thesis statement, and enhanced coverage of developments in technology-based research. This edition will feature a brand newchapter, 'Presenting Your Work', which offers information on making the most of visual aids and responding to questions. References, dates, and examples have also been updated throughout the text. Finally, the new edition features a mini-index, outlining the most common research and writing issues,on the inside front cover for quick and easy reference.

Margot Northey was Dean of the School of Business, Queen's University. She is currently a business consultant.Judi Jewinski is the Director of the English Language Institute at Renison College, University of Waterloo.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Writing and Thinking
Designing a Project
Theorizing about a Project
Using Quantitative Data
Using Qualitative Data
Exercising Judgment and Good Ethics
Arguing and Writing with Style
Planning and Organizing an Essay or Report
Writing an Essay or Exam
Documentation
Presenting Your Work
Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
Punctuation
Misused Words and Phrases
Social Science
Grammar
References
Index

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