Guide to Writing Sociology Papers

ISBN-10: 071677626X

ISBN-13: 9780716776260

Edition: 6th 2007

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Ideal for instructors and students in a wide range of sociological courses, this guide makes the case that thinking and writing are integrally related and that writing, therefore, exercises the sociological imagination. Written in a clear and conversational style, A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers examines a wide range of writing assignments for sociology courses at all levels of the curriculum. Employing a variety of writing samples as a means to illustrate effective writing, this brief and inexpensive text teaches students how to deftly research and write about sociology.
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List price: $52.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

To the Instructor
About the Authors
To the Student
Getting Started
What is Sociology?
Framing a Question
Terms and Strategies in Essay and Exam Assignments
Developing an Argument: Logic and Structure
The Proposal
A Sample Student Proposal
The Writing Process
The Secret to Writing Is Rewriting
Writing a First Draft
Writing Styles
Working with Sources
Taking Two Kinds of Notes
Sample Annotated Bibliography
Avoiding Plagiarism: When and What to Cite
Identifying Your Borrowed Words or Ideas
Citations in the Text
References and Bibliographies
Bibliographic Software
Writing from Various Data Sources
The General Research Paper Based on Library or Internet Data
Before You Start: Choosing a Topic
Determining Your First Source(s)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Library and Internet Sources
Searching Online Information with Boolean Operators and Keywords
Using the Library to Review the Sociological Literature
Using the Library to Locate Specialized Sociological References
General Bibliographic Sources
Setting Up a Record-Keeping System
Taking Notes
A Sample Student Paper
The Textual Analysis (or Article Critique) 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 Quantitative Research Paper
Reviewing the Literature
Developing a Methods and Analysis Plan
Writing the Other Sections of Your Paper
Suggested Readings
A Sample Student Paper
The Ethnographic Field Research Paper
Goals and Methods of Ethnographic Field Research
Asking an Appropriate Question
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
A Final Checklist for Submitting Your Paper
Thinking Big
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