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Writing Research Papers in the Social Sciences

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ISBN-10: 032126763X

ISBN-13: 9780321267634

Edition: 2006

Authors: James D. Lester, James D. Lester

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List price: $73.32
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Writing from Research
Why Do Research?
Learning to Write APA Citations to Your Sources
Learning Variations in Form and Content
Understanding the Scientific Terminology
Establishing a Schedule
Finding a Topic
Relating Personal Experience to Scholarly Problem
Speculating about a Subject by Using Idea-Generating Techniques
Focusing the Subject by Consulting with Others
Exploring the Literature
Framing a Working Theory or Hypothesis
Drafting a Research Proposal in APA Style
Gathering Data by Field Research and Laboratory Testing
Investigating Home Town Sources
Examining Audiovisual Materials, Television, and Radio
Conducting a Survey
Developing a Questionnaire
Designing the Questionnaire
Giving Directions to Participants
Wording the Questions
Writing a Cover Letter
Writing the Questionnaire
Conducting a Pilot Study to Test Your Design
Designing the Questions
Rating Scales
Agreement Scales
Questions Requiring Short Written Answers
Short answer questions: Writing Online Surveys
Checklist: Conducting a Survey
Conducting Experiments, Tests, and Observation
Checklist: Conducting an Experiment or Observation
Gathering Data in the Library
Launching the
Developing a Working Bibliography
Finding Books on Your Topic
Finding Articles in Magazines and Journals
Searching for a Biography
Searching for Articles in the Newspaper
Searching the Indexes to Pamphlet Files
Searching for Government Documents
Searching for Essays within Books
Using the Microforms.Checklist: The Library Search
Finding and Filtering Internet Sources for a Paper
Checklist: Using Online Rather than Print Versions
Beginning an Internet Search
Checklist: Evaluating Internet Sources
Reading an Internet Address
Using a Search Engine
Subject Directory Search Engines
Robot-Driven Search Engines
Metasearch Engines
Specialized Search Engines
Educational Search Engines
Searching for Articles in Journals and Magazines
Online Journals
Online Magazines
Searching for Articles in Newspapers and Media Sources
Accessing eBooks
Using Listserv, Usenet, and Chat Groups
Examining Library Holdings Via Internet Access
Finding an Internet Bibliography
Conducting Archival Research on the Internet
Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
Using Sources to Enhance your Credibility
Placing Your Work in Its Proper Context for an APA Paper
Honoring Property Rights
Avoiding Plagiarism
Checklist: Documenting Your Sources
Checklist: Common Knowledge Exceptions
Checklist: Required Instances for Citing a Source
Sharing Credit in Collaborative Projects
Honoring and Crediting Sources in Online Classrooms
Seeking Permission to Publish Material on Your Web Site
Responding to the Evidence for a Paper
Drawing Ideas from the Literature on Your Topic
Outlining a Source to Discover Its Key Ide