Academic Research and Writing

ISBN-10: 0321091841
ISBN-13: 9780321091840
Edition: 2010
Authors: Linda Bergmann
List price: $64.00 Buy it from $8.09
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Short Retail Description: Academic Research: Fields of Study and Inquiry shows that research is important beyond the classroom and is a necessary component in any career. Beginning with coverage of skills and techniques, this comprehensive text then  More...

Used Starting from $40.80
New Starting from $70.53
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of World Philosophies Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
American History Volume 1 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Music Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $64.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Short Retail Description: Academic Research: Fields of Study and Inquiry shows that research is important beyond the classroom and is a necessary component in any career. Beginning with coverage of skills and techniques, this comprehensive text then moves into specific kinds of academic research tasks, showing the generic features and constraints of academic writing. The main issues necessary for understanding how to read and construct research projects are discussed, including plagiarism, copyright and patents, conventions used by different discourse communities, and how writers use sources in different ways. The result is that readers are drawn into the thinking process involved in research. Shows readers how to think about research and why the skills in effective research are important in any career. Beginning chapters cover broad skills/techniques while later chapters cover specific research tasks and show the generic features and constraints of academic writing. Important problems/issues researchers face in reading and constructing research projects are discussed, including judging the reliability of sources (particularly online sources and intellectual property), copyright and patents, and conventions used by different discourse communities. Coverage of plagiarism is extremely complete and teaches students how to break out of “inadvertently” plagiarizing.

Understanding Research: Purpose, Product, and Process
Overview: The Purpose of Academic Research
Assignment 1-1: Start a Research Notebook
Initial Inquiries
How Argument Works in Research Writing Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
Consensus and Controversy
Paradigms and Warrants
The Structure of an Academic Argument
Analyzing Arguments
Logical Fallacies
Some Common Fallacies to Notice in Reading and Avoid in Writing
Finding the Arguments: Some Basics of Library Research
Research and Writing Projects
Assignment 1-2: Preliminary Search of the Library to Collect Basic Information
Assignment 1-3-A: Investigate Who Does Research and What Part It Plays in Your College or University
Assignment 1-3-B (Individual Work): Short Written Profile
Assignment 1-2-C (Group Work): Group Oral Report on Findings
Interviews as Research
Effective Interviewing
Assignment 1-4-A: Interviewing Researchers and Users of Research
Assignment 1-4-B (Individual Work): Written Repot
Assignment 1-4-C (Group Work): Oral Report
Closing Inquiries
Reading, Evaluating, and Responding to Arguments
Overview: Reading and Research
Initial Inquiries
Reading Complex Arguments
Reading for Audience and Purpose
Reading Guide
Reading for the Argument
Reading to See the Construction of the Argument
Reading for Information
Assignment 2-1-A: Reading Questions and Sentence Summary
Reading: Alfie Kohn, "The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation," The Chronicle of Higher Education
Assignment 2-1-B:Reread, Highlighting for Cues to Audience
Evaluating Sources
Arguments and Expertise: Peer Review
Checklist for Evaluating Sources
Sidebar: Codes of Ethics and the Professions
Evaluating the Reliability of Online Sources
Assignment 2-2: Written Evaluation of the By Alfie Kohn, Based on These Criteria
Taking Accurate Research Notes: Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary
Strategies for Note Taking
Taking Research Notes From Written or On-Line Text
Taking Research Notes on "Real Time" Events

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×