Sociology Student Writer's Manual

ISBN-10: 0205723454
ISBN-13: 9780205723454
Edition: 6th 2010
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Book details

List price: $81.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The most comprehensive book available that deals "specifically" with writing sociology papers, this updated reference/manual helps both beginning and advanced sociologists learn how to research and write in sociology, and how to improve their writing ability in general. Teaches the basic skills of writing-formatting, source citations, grammar, sentence structure, research, and utilizing available sources-in sociology. For practicing sociologists and those in training.

William A. Johnson is an assistant professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati.

To the Student
To the Instructor
Introduction: Welcome to the Study of Sociology
What Is Sociology?
Different Kinds of Sociology
Some Fundamental Ideas of Sociology
A Brief History of Sociology
The Rise of American Sociology
Major Sociological Perspectives
A Final Note
A Handbook of Style for Sociology
Writing as Communication
Writing to Learn
The Writing Process
Levels of Academic Writing
Writing Competently
Guidelines for the Competent Writer
Some Rules of Punctuation and Grammar
Spelling
Formats
General Page Format
Title Page
Abstract
Executive Summary
Outline Page
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Tables
Illustrations and Figures
Text
Headings and Subheadings
References
Appendixes
Citing Sources
Preliminary Considerations
Citing Sources in ASA Format
Conducting Research in Sociology
Organizing the Research Process
Gaining Control of the Research Process
Effective Research Methods
Avoiding Plagiarism
Sources of Information
Guides to Sociological Literature
General Periodicals and Newspapers
Academic Journals
Researching Books
U.S. Government Publications
Internet Resources and Distance Learning
Internet Resources for Writing Well
Sociology Resources on the Internet
The Library of Congress and Thomas
A Guide to Distance Learning
Doing Social Research
Thinking Scientifically
The Scientific Method
Common Quantitative Research Designs
How to write Different Types of Sociology Papers
Social Issue Papers
Issue Reaction Papers
Social Issue Analysis Papers
Critical Evaluation of Sociological Literature
Book Reviews
Article Critiques
Literature Reviews
Annotated Bibliography
Quantitative Research Papers
Quantitative Research Designs
Survey-Based Quantitative Research Papers
Qualitative Research Papers
What Is Qualitative Research?
Comparing Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Case Studies as Qualitative Research
A Qualitative Case Study Paper
Glossary
References
Index

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