Guide to Writing Sociology Papers

ISBN-10: 1429234792

ISBN-13: 9781429234795

Edition: 7th 2014

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Description: With its insightful and encouraging discussion of the writing process, A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers, Seventh Edition is an essential resource for any sociology course. Written in a clear and conversational style, A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers helps students start writing, develop their ideas, and conquer writer's block. In addition, it provides instruction on key steps of specific assignments, such as developing a proposal or a literature review. The real student papers annotated with author comments provide real-life examples of good writing and how writing can be improved. Furthermore, the Seventh Edition includes new coverage of evaluating sources on the Web, citing sources and avoiding plagiarism, key elements of paper structure, drawing logical conclusions, understanding qualitative and quantitative methods, and more. Book jacket.

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Book details

List price: $59.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 255
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

To the Instructor
About the Authors
To the Student
Essentials
Getting Started
What Is Sociology?
Sociological Methods
Framing a Question
Summing Up
Designing Your Paper
Developing an Argument: Logic and Structure
Terms and Strategies in Essay and Exam Assignments
The Proposal
A Sample Student Proposal
The Writing Process
The Secret to Writing Is Writing
Strategies for Getting Started
Writing a Draft
Getting Feedback and Revising
Academic Writing Styles
Summing Up
Working With Sources
Collecting and Evaluating Sources
Before You Start: Choosing a Topic
Determining Your First Source(s)
Finding Sources on the Web
Where to Find Specific Information
General Bibliographic Sources
Setting Up a Record-Keeping System
Summing Up
Citing Sources and Preparing Bibliographies
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due-Citations and Plagiarism
Identifying Your Borrowed Words or Ideas
Citations in the Text
Format
Notes
References and Bibliographies
Bibliographic Software
Sample Annotated Bibliography
Summing Up
Writing From Various Data Sources
The Textual Analysis Paper
Asking Questions About the Text
Compare-Contrast Assignments
How to Read the Text
Taking Notes
Organizing Your Paper
Writing Your Textual Analysis
A Sample Student Paper
The General Research Paper
Reviewing the Sociological Literature
Taking Notes for the General Research Paper
Writing the General Research Paper
A Sample Student Paper
The Quantitative Research Paper
Writing an Introduction
Developing a Methods and Analysis Plan
Writing the Other Sections of Your Paper: Methods, Results, and Discussion
Suggested Readings
A Sample Student Paper
The Qualitative Research Paper
What Is High Quality in a Qualitative Paper?
Types of Qualitative Papers
Goals and Methods of Ethnographic Field Research
Reviewing the Literature
Collecting Your Data
Example of Observational Field Notes
Example of Interview Notes
Organizing Your Data
Writing Your Paper
Suggested Readings
A Sample Student Paper
Finishing Up
Editing
Formatting
A Checklist for Submitting Your Paper
Thinking Big
References
Index
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