Writing a Research Paper in Political Science A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods

ISBN-10: 0495092622
ISBN-13: 9780495092629
Edition: 2007
Authors: Lisa Baglione
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Description: WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER IN POLITICAL SCIENCE teaches research methods and research paper writing skills to undergraduates. This concise text discusses both the parts of a research paper and what students should seek to accomplish in them. In  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER IN POLITICAL SCIENCE teaches research methods and research paper writing skills to undergraduates. This concise text discusses both the parts of a research paper and what students should seek to accomplish in them. In addition, the text explains details such as how to choose and use headings and titles, examines different types of sources, stresses that each part of a paper requires different types of information, and considers different ways of evaluating data. Topics include how to develop a research question, write a literature review, design a study, analyze information, write introductory and concluding sections, and edit and revise a paper. Thus, this book is more than a typical research methods text: it trains students in writing, methodological, and research skills.

So, You Have to Write a Research Paper
Getting Started: Finding a Research Question
Addressing the Scholarly Debate: The Literature Review
Effectively Distilling the Argument: The Thesis or the Model and Hypothesis
Enticing the Reader and Developing a Road Map: Writing an Introduction and Developing a Title
Making Your Plan and Protecting Yourself from Criticism: The Research Design
Evaluating the Argument: The Analysis and Assessment Section
Considering the Significance and Limitations of Your Findings: The Conclusion
Revising and Editing Your Work: Submitting with Pride a Polished Paper
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