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Short Guide to Writing about Social Science

ISBN-10: 032107842X
ISBN-13: 9780321078421
Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Lee J. Cuba
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Book details

List price: $83.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Comprehensive and well-balanced, this writing guide is designed to help its reader to prepare effective documents in the field of social science. The revised fourth edition includes coverage of may important topics, including: efficiently using the Internet for research as well as traditional information resources, the need for sustained and thoughtful revision, mastering oral communication, many different citation styles. For anyone interested in writing papers in the field of social science.

Preface
The Practice of Writing
Writing, Editing, and Rethinking: An Example
Draft 1 (Original)
Draft 2
Draft 3
Some Hints on Getting Started
Questions on Writing
Using the Library and the Internet
Some General Advice
Libraries, Computers, and the Internet
Getting Started: Vocabulary and Concepts
Dictionaries
Encyclopedias
Indexes and Abstracts
Social Sciences Index
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI)
Abstracts and Indexes for Specific Disciplines
The Library's Catalog
Government Publications and Data
Libraries Sharing Resources
A Final Comment: Familiar Terrain
Anthropology
Economics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Research Questions
Summaries and Reviews of Social Science Literature
Abstracts, Annotations, and Other Summaries
Examples of Summaries
An Abstract
An Annotation
A Student Summary
Book Reviews
Examples
A Student Review
A Scholarly Review
Literature Reviews
Summarizing Previous Research
Organizing the Summaries
Preparing a Critical Response
Summary Questions
Papers Based on Original Research
Quantitative versus Qualitative Research
Organizing the Paper
The Title
The Abstract
The Introduction
The Research Methods Section
The Results Section
Presenting Quantitative Data
Constructing Frequency Distributions
Constructing Cross-Tabulations
Presenting Qualitative Data
Identifying Response Patterns
Identifying Stages in a Process
Identifying Social Organization
The Discussion and Conclusions Section
Notes
References
Appendixes
Questions on Original Papers
Library Research Papers
Choosing a Topic
Organizing Library Materials
Outlining
Balance
A Student Research Paper
Library Research Paper Questions
Oral Presentations and Written Examinations
Oral Presentations
Preparing the Talk
Giving the Talk
Essay Examinations
Preparing for Examinations
Taking the Examination
Sample Examination Answers
Answer A
Answer B
Questions on Presentations and Examinations
Form
Manuscript Form
Quotations and Quotation Marks
Citations within the Text
The List of Works Cited
Books with a Single Author
Books with More Than One Author
Government Documents
Works of Corporate Authorship
An Edited Book
A Translated Book
An Article in an Edited Collection
An Article in a Scholarly Journal
An Article in a Popular Magazine
An Article in a Newspaper
Unpublished Work
Machine-Readable Data Files
Multiple Citations for a Single Author
Electronic References
Combining Entries in a References Section: An Illustration
Notes
Possible Uses of Notes
The Format for Notes
Avoiding Plagiarism
Avoiding Sexist or Racist Language
Questions on Form
Revising
Revising for Content
Revising for Clarity
Revising for Conciseness
Revising for Trite Expressions and Social Science Jargon
Trite Expressions
Jargon
Revising for Spelling Errors
Revising for Grammar and Proper Word Usage
The Big Picture: Revising the Paper as a Whole
Putting It All Together: An Editor's Guide
An Editor's Guide
References
Acknowledgments
Index

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