Sociology Writer's Guide

ISBN-10: 0205582389

ISBN-13: 9780205582389

Edition: 2009

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TheSociology Writerrsquo;s Guideis designed to help sociology students at any level complete their writing assignments, and strengthen their research and bibliographic skills.
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Book details

List price: $81.80
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Preface
Starting Your Paper
What Type of Paper Are You Writing?
Using This Book
Selecting and Narrowing a Topic
Reviewing the Literature
Constructing a Thesis Statement
Outlining
Writing a Draft
Revising the Draft
Structure and Style in Writing
The 10 Revision Cycles
Content
Clarity
Conciseness
Elimination of Slang, Colloquialisms, Trite Expressions, and Jargon
Tone
Bias-Free Language
Spelling
Grammar
Uniformity
Format
Library and Internet Research
Research to Select a Topic
Research to Construct a Tentative Thesis Statement
Research to Collect Evidence Supporting the Thesis Statement
Tracking Your Progress
Locating Sources of Information
Conducting Effective Research
Using Research Tools: Indices and Abstracts
Pursuing a Search Strategy
Using the Internet for Research
Online Databases and Web sites
Evaluating the Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Sources
Citations and References
Doesn't Every Sentence in My Paper Need a Citation?
ASA Documentation Style for Sociology
Citing Your Sources-Text Citations and the Reference List
Text Citations in Footnotes and Endnotes
Handling Quotations in Your Text
Creating Text Citations
Text Citations for Nonblock and Block Quotes
Text Citations for Quotes
Text Citations for Paraphrases
Other Citations
The Reference List
References for Books
Chapters in an Edited Book or Collected Work
Articles
Other Sources
Electronic Resources (E-Resources)
Writing a Library Research Paper or Term Paper
Selecting a Topic
Defining a Sociological Question
Getting Feedback
Planning a Research Strategy
Honoring the Creative Rhythm of Research
Record Keeping
Locating Information
Structuring the Paper as an Essay
Compare/Contrast Papers
Writing Each Section of the Paper
Creating a Term Paper Title
References
Revising Your Paper
Final Check
Writing a Quantitative Research Paper
Quantitative versus Qualitative Papers
"Writing Up" Your Research Study
Structuring the Paper
Developing the Paper
Writing the Quantitative Paper
The Introduction
The Methods Section
The Results Section
Constructing Tables and Figures
The Discussion Section
The Conclusion Section
Handling Headings and Spacing
Writing an Abstract
Creating a Title for a Quantitative Paper
Preparing the Reference List
Adding an Appendix
Revising Your Paper
Final Check
Writing a Qualitative Research Paper
Qualitative versus Quantitative Research
Qualitative Methods: Observation, Ethnography, and Participant-Observation
"Writing Up" Your Research Study
Structuring the Paper
Developing the Paper
Handling Your Data
Field Notes
Writing a Short Paper Based on Field Notes from Observation or Participant Observation
Writing a Full Length Qualitative Paper
The Introduction Section
The Methods Section
The Results Section
The Discussion Section
The Conclusion Section
Handling Headings and Spacing
Writing an Abstract
Creating a Title for the Qualitative Paper
Preparing the Reference List
Adding an Appendix
Revising your Paper
Final Check
Writing an Abstract
Constructing an Abstract
Abstracts for Quantitative and Qualitative Papers
Writing a Compare/Contrast Paper
Organizing the Compare/Contrast Paper
Finding Points to Compare or Contrast
Some Guidelines for Compare/Contrast Papers
Writing the Compare/Contrast Paper
Final Check
Writing a Book Review
How to Read and Evaluate a Book Review
Writing a Book Review
Provide a Complete Reference for the Reviewed Work
Text Citations and References in a Book Review
Final Check
Writing a Critique or Text Analysis Paper
What Should You Talk About in a Critique or Text Analysis Paper
Writing a Critique or Text Analysis Paper
Final Check
Writing an Essay Exam
Formulating an Essay Exam Answer
Exams: Take-Home versus In-Class
Prepping for the Exam
Writing a Take-Home Essay Exam
Writing an In-Class Essay Exam
Tips for Taking an In-Class Exam
Final Check
A Sample Student Paper
References
Index
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