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Researching and Writing in the Social Sciences

ISBN-10: 0205168418
ISBN-13: 9780205168415
Edition: 1st 1996
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Description: Readers will learn to research and write papers in the social sciences with this thorough and complete guide to research in the social sciences. Part of a series on research writing across the curriculum,RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN THE SOCIAL  More...

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Book details

List price: $87.40
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Readers will learn to research and write papers in the social sciences with this thorough and complete guide to research in the social sciences. Part of a series on research writing across the curriculum,RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES provides discipline-specific guidance and sample papers that assist readers in preparing their own social science papers.

College Research
The General Process of Research
A Physician Uses the Research Process
The Importance of Formulating and Testing Hypotheses
The Inquiry Process in Social Science
The Importance of Observing Human behavior
The Importance of Understanding Human Consciousness
Objectivity versus Subjectivity
Library Resources
Libraries and General Library of Resources
The Library Reference Area
Online Computer Catalogs
How to Search the Online Catalog
Subject Headings
Recording Bibliographic Information Locating Articles in Serials
Popular Periodicals
Newspapers Locating Articles in Serials: Professional Journals
Locating Government Documents
Online Database Services
CD-ROM Searching Discipline-Specific Resources for Social Science
General Sources and Guides to Literature
Dictionaries and Almanacs
Indexes and Abstracts
Library Research Methods
Preparation and Incubation
Finding a Topic
Gathering Research Materials
A Computer Research Notebook
The Working Bibliography
Developing a Search Strategy
Kirsten's Search Strategy
Outlining a Time Frame
Locating Sources Working with Sources
Reading for Meaning
Active Reading and Notetaking
Paraphrasing Appropriately and Avoiding Plagiarism
How to Paraphrase Appropriately
Making Section-by-Section Summaries
Perceiving the Author's Organizational Plan Illumination and Verification
Evaluative Criteria Writing from Sources
Primary Research Methods
Problem and Hypothesis
Research Design
Gathering the Data
Analyzing the Data
Interpreting the Results Social Science Research Designs
Surveys and Questionnaires
Interviews and Case Studies
Observations Field Observations and Reports
Sample Social Science Report: Anthropology
Planning and Writing Your Research Paper
Rhetorical Situation
Subject Matter
Appropriate Language or Tone Organization
Revising Your Paper
Revising for Structure and Style
Improving Paragraphs
Improving Sentences
Improving Words
Mechanical Errors Rewriting Your Paper Using Word Processing
Revising with Word Processing
Editing with Word Processing
Grammar- Checking Software
Bibliography and Footnote Software
Formatting and Printing Using Computers
Proofreading Manuscript Format
The Abstract
The Endnote Page
The References Page
The Annotated Reference List
The Appendix
Using Graphics
Secondary Research Methods: Writing a Review Paper
A Guide to the Social Science Research Process
Developing a Search Strategy: Kirsten's Strategy
The Library Reference Area
General Sources Focusing Your Search
The Library Catalog
Indexes and Abstracts
Online Inde

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