Curious Researcher A Guide to Writing Research Papers

ISBN-10: 0321366492
ISBN-13: 9780321366498
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Bruce Ballenger
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List price: $46.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 2/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Featuring an engaging, direct writing style and inquiry-based approach,The Curious Researcherstresses that curiosity is the best reason for investigating ideas and information. nbsp; KEY BENEFIT: Offering a wide variety of examples from nbsp;writers, this popular guide shows that good research and lively writing do not have to be mutually exclusive. Readers are encouraged to find ways to bring their writing to life, even though they are writing with ldquo;facts.rdquo; nbsp;nbsp;Full explanations of the technical aspects of writing and documenting source-based papers help students develop sound research and analysis skills. nbsp; Topics include information on selecting a research topic, the latest information on Internet research, advice on structuring nbsp;a research paper, and full treatment of MLA and APA citation formats. nbsp; Research, General Interest

Preface
Introduction
Learning and Unlearning
Using This Book
The Exercises
The Five-Week Plan
Alternatives to the Five-Week Plan
The Research Paper and the Research Report
Discovering Your Purpose How Formal Should It Be
When "Bad" Writing Is Good
Thinking Like an Academic Writer
"Essaying" or Arguing
Becoming an Authority by Using Authorities
"It's Just My Opinion" Facts Don't Kill
The Question Habit
The First Week
The Importance of Getting Curious
Learning to Wonder Again
Getting the Pot Boiling
What Is a Good Topic
Making the Most of an Assigned Topic
Developing a Working Knowledge
Narrowing the Subject
Circling the Lighthouse
From Landscape Shots to Close-Ups
Possible Purposes for a Research Assignment
Reading for Research
Reading Rhetorically
Reading like an Outsider
The Second Week
Developing a Research Strategy
The Internet Itch: Should You Scratch It First?
Library Research Strategy
Internet Research Strategy
Three Drawbacks of Internet Research
Three Reasons to Use the Internet for Research
The Invisible Web
Search Languages: Words That Open Doors
Controlled Language Searches
Boolean Searching
Magic Words on the World Wide Web
Developing Deep Knowledge
Library Research Techniques
Finding Books
Understanding Call Numbers
Internet Research Techniques
Types of Search Engines
Living Sources: Interviews and Surveys
Arranging Interviews
Planning Informal Surveys
Conducting Surveys
The Third Week
Writing in the Middle

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