Writing for Emerging Sociologists

ISBN-10: 141299179X
ISBN-13: 9781412991797
Edition: 2014
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List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The goal of this instructional text is to introduce students to the variety of writing projects that sociologists undertake while providing instruction on grammar and composition. Writing for Sociology Students will be a writing guide designed for upper-level sociology undergraduate students and graduate students. It will provide students with practical knowledge concerning topics such as: peer reviewed journal manuscripts, book reviews, grant proposals, and field notes. What makes this book unique is that it offers useful advice and instruction for sociology college students whether they plan on entering the academy or the private, non-profit, or government sectors. Writing for Sociology Students uses writing as a tool to help students learn not only about sociology as a field of study, but also the practice of sociology. Angelique Harris is current an Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Fullerton where she is also the chair of the Sociology Undergraduate Curriculum Committee at CSUF regularly teaches a Writing for Sociology course. While a graduate student, she served as a Writing Fellow for the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program at Queens College of the City University of New York for two years. In addition to her work with faculty and students, Angelique has contributed essays to anthologies, published book reviews, peer-reviewed journal articles, encyclopedia entries, is finishing her first book Engaging the Power of Prayer. Alia Tyner-Mullings is a post doctoral fellow with the Sociology and Education program At Solumbia University. She received her doctorate in Sociology from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and her B.A. in English from Oberlin College. At The Graduate Center, she was awarded both a writing fellowship and a teaching fellowship which allowed her to work with faculty and students at CUNY's Hunter College. She was additionally awarded a dissertation writing fellowship from The Graduate Center and the Coalition of Essential Schools.

Alia R. Tyner-Mullingsis Assistant Professor of Sociology and a founding faculty member at the New Community College at the City University of New York (CUNY). Her co-authored book Writing for Emerging Sociologistswill be published in early 2013.

Acknowledgments
Introduction to Writing in Sociology
How to Use This Book
For Students
For Professors
For Professionals
The Structure of the Book
The Bricks and Mortar of Writing
The Structure of Writing
The Foundation of Your House
The Walls of Your Room
The Lines That Form the Walls
The Bricks That Build the Walls
Features of Academic Writing
The Voice on the Paper
Letters
E-mails
Formal Letters
Summary
Writing in Practice
Writing and the Search for Literature: Proposals, Library Research, and the Preparation of Literature
Selecting a Research Topic
Brainstorming
Focusing Your Topic
Searching for Literature
School Library Databases
Resource/Research Librarian
Interlibrary Loan
Bibliographic Managing Software
Selecting Appropriate Literature
Scholarly Journals
Books
Reference Sections
Encyclopedias
Webpages
Writing From Sources
Plagiarism
Summary and Paraphrasing
Direct Quotes
In-Text Citations and References
American Sociological Association Style
American Psychological Association Style
Preparing to Write
Annotated Bibliographies
Research Proposal
Outline
Summary
Writing in Practice
Writing Textual Analyses: Literature Reviews, Book Reviews, Annotated Bibliographies, and Encyclopedia Entries
Evaluating Texts
Book Reviews
How Reviewers Are Selected
Evaluating the Book
Writing the Review
Annotated Bibliography
Introduction
Citation
Annotations
Conclusion
What to Avoid
Literature Reviews
Chronological Review
Methodological Review
Thematic Review
Encyclopedia Entry
Call for Contributors
Topics
Format
Research
Writing the Entry
Summary
Writing in Practice
Writing for the Institutional Review Board
Brief History of the IRB
The Milgram Study: An Example of Deception
The Stanford Prison Experiment: An Example of Manipulation
IRB Process
Ethics in Research
Types of Reviews
Application
Contact Information
Project Title
Purpose of Project
Research Protocol/Project Description
Project Time/Location
Study Participants
Special Populations
Harm
Deception/Manipulation
Risks and Benefits
Compensation
Informed Consent
Funding
Confidentiality
Anonymity
Data Protection, Storage, and Disposal
Audio/Video Recording
Obtaining Consent
Researcher Information
Project Description
Risks/Benefits
Confidentiality
Anonymity
Right to Refuse Participation
Possibility of Publication
IRB Office Contact Information
Acknowledgment
Assent
Summary
Writing in Practice
Writing and the Research Grant Application Process
Developing a Research Program
Selecting a Grant
Applying for a Grant
What Is the Purpose of the Grant?
Am I Eligible to Apply for This Grant?
What Is the Grant Looking For?
Writing Up the Grant
Grant Sections
Literature Review/Background
Description of Proposed Project
Significance of Research
Budget
Submitting the Grant
Cover Sheet
Abstract
Researcher Qualifications
Final Review
Acceptance and Rejection
Summary
Writing in Practice
Writing and the Data Collection Process
Questions
Preparation
Question-Based Methods: Survey
Question-Based Methods: Focus Groups
Question-Based Methods: Interviews
Observation
What to Write
How to Write
Jottings
Fieldnotes
Transcripts
Technology
Data Analysis
Summary
Writing in Practice
Writing in Practice
Writing Empirical Papers for Journal Submission
Journals
General Structure
Purpose
Selecting the Right Journal
Format
Introduction
Setting the Stage
Stating the Problem
Responding to the Problem
Literature Review
Methodology
Research Process
Sample
Data Collection
Analysis
Results
Quantitative Research
Qualitative Research
Discussion
Restate Hypothesis
Connect to the Literature
Larger Implications
Areas for Improvement: Flaws and Future Research
Conclusion
Additional Manuscript Sections
Abstracts
Titles and Subtitles
Keywords
References
Appendices
Footnotes/Endnotes
Review Your Work
Submission and Review
Review Process
Rejection
Acceptance
Revision and Resubmission
Summary
Writing in Practice
Editing and Revising
First Draft
First Revision
Quick Edit
Check Punctuation, Spelling, and Grammar
Main Point
Supporting Evidence
General Structure
Extensive First Edit
General Revision
Full Document
Subsections/Subheadings
Detail Work
Voice
Structure
Specificity
Quotes
Summary
Writing in Practice
Writing for the Public
Blogs
Audience
Topic
Structure
Newspapers/Magazines
Opinions and Editorials
Length
Emotion
Oversaturation
Editing
Submission
Articles
Columns
Feature Articles
Policy Brief
Know Your Audience
Focus
Be Realistic
Talking Points
Summary
Writing in Practice
Writing in Graduate School and Beyond
Graduate School: Master's and Doctoral Programs
Master's Programs
Doctoral Programs
Writing to Get Into Graduate School
Application Process
Writing in Graduate School
Course Papers
Culmination Projects
Careers
Curriculum Vitae
R�sum�
Letter of Interest/Intent
Summary
Writing in Practice
Writing in Practice
Assignments
Appendix
Biographies

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