Writing Research Papers in the Social Sciences

Author: James D. Lester

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321267634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Using the same step-by-step guidance that made Writing Research Papers 11e the definitive research paper guide, this text will enable students in the social science disciplines and in some freshman composition classes to create research papers that advance or defend a theory, offer a review of research methodology, or create a paper from their own empirical research using the APA style. Writing Research Papers in the Social Sciences provides sample papers demonstrating the rules of documentation as well as the writing style for the social sciences while detailing the uses of new computer technologies students are using today.
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Researching and Writing in the Social Sciences

Author: Christine A. Hult

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 6254

Readers will learn to research and write papers in the social sciences with this thorough and complete guide to research in the social sciences. Part of a series on research writing across the curriculum, RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES provides discipline-specific guidance and sample papers that assist readers in preparing their own social science papers.
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Effective Writing

A Guide for Social Science Students

Author: Pedro Pak-tao Ng

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789629961169

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 446

View: 8128

French rule in Syria and Lebanon coincided with the rise of colonial resistance around the world and with profound social trauma after World War I. In this tightly argued study, Elizabeth Thompson shows how Syrians and Lebanese mobilized, like other colonized peoples, to claim the terms of citizenship enjoyed in the European metropole. The negotiations between the French and citizens of the Mandate set the terms of politics for decades after Syria and Lebanon achieved independence in 1946. Colonial Citizens highlights gender as a central battlefield upon which the relative rights and obligations of states and citizens were established. The participants in this struggle included not only elite nationalists and French rulers, but also new mass movements of women, workers, youth, and Islamic populists. The author examines the "gendered battles" fought over France's paternalistic policies in health, education, labor, and the press. Two important and enduring political structures issued from these conflicts: * First, a colonial welfare state emerged by World War II that recognized social rights of citizens to health, education, and labor protection. * Second, tacit gender pacts were forged first by the French and then reaffirmed by the nationalist rulers of the independent states. These gender pacts represented a compromise among male political rivals, who agreed to exclude and marginalize female citizens in public life. This study provides a major contribution to the social construction of gender in nationalist and postcolonial discourse. Returning workers, low-ranking religious figures, and most of all, women to the narrative history of the region--figures usually omitted--Colonial Citizens enhances our understanding of the interwar period in the Middle East, providing needed context for a better understanding of statebuilding, nationalism, Islam, and gender since World War II.
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Writing in the Social Sciences

A Guide for Term Papers and Book Reviews

Author: Jake Muller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199009862

Category: Book reviewing

Page: 240

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Ideal for students new to academic writing, Writing in the Social Sciences, Second Edition, is a clear, step-by-step guide to the entire writing process. Students will learn how to select and research a topic, develop and refine their ideas into a comprehensive outline, and convert the outline into a research paper or book report.
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How to Write Social Sciences Research Paper: For Students and Professionals

Author: Alan Smith, PhD

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329937449

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 3756

In a research project, the most critical part is writing the report in a way which presents not just our findings, but the process through which we arrived at these findings. It demands honesty about our research design and our perspectives, so that others can understand not just the research we have produced, but something about the way in which we have produced it. When carrying out research it is all too easy to become embroiled in our own research questions and objectives, so that when it comes to presenting our research we forget about situating it within the wider body of knowledge. For the lack of proper knowledge, many people find it difficult to writing up their paper. This book is intended to help you organize and write a quality research paper for Social Sciences. This book also gives you the idea about research design.
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Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Author: Kristin Blanpain

Publisher: ACCO

ISBN: 9033461137

Category: Academic writing

Page: 215

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Increasingly, researchers are expected to write in English to reach an international audience. Many feel at a disadvantage to native speakers in getting their work published, even if their command of English is adequate for discussions and informal conversations. This book, specifically designed for the Humanities and Social Sciences, assists new and established scholars in the process of writing and editing English texts. Its objectives are threefold: - to give guidelines for using academic style and language and for writing specific academic genres, such as abstracts, research proposals and especially research articles; - to provide a wide range of vocabulary and grammar resources for practice and consultation; - to teach learners strategies for improving and editing their own writing. Examples and exercises are based on a corpus of academic texts, ensuring relevance and authenticity. The book can be used for self-study as well as in the context of an academic writing course. It can also serve as a reference work to be consulted when writing and editing texts.
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The Little, Brown Guide to Writing Research Papers

Author: Michael Meyer

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: 9780673522986

Category: Education

Page: 311

View: 9721

This book first explains the purpose and value of the research writing assignment and then guides students through each step of the research writing process.
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Social sciences research

writing strategies for students

Author: Gail M. Staines,Mark A. Bonacci,Katherine Johnson

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 107

View: 2847

A comprehensive resource manual for both students and instructors to help students carry out library research in the social sciences, develop writing strategies for formal papers, and orally present and defend their work.
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Writing in Sociology

Author: Mark Edwards

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412914248

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

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With humor and empathy, this handbook provides undergraduate and early-career graduate students guidance in sociological writing of all kinds. It offers unusual approaches to developing ideas into research questions, utilizing research literature, constructing research papers, and completing different kinds of course writing (including case studies, theory papers, and applied social science projects). The book is more targeted to the undergraduate or early-career graduate student struggling with a first research paper. By focusing on how to think about the goals and strategies implicit in each section of a writing project, this book provides accessible advice to novice sociological writers.
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Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Author: Johann Mouton,H. C. Marais

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780796906489

Category: Humanities

Page: 276

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This book consists of three major sections. In the first, which includes chapters 1 to 7, the basic concepts of the methodology of the social social sciences are discussed. In the second, chapters 8 and 9, the most important concepts of part one are integrated in discussions on the writing of research proposals and research reports. The third section (appendices) consists of three "case studies" in which the most important methodological principles which were discussed in the preceding sections are illustrated.
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How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences

A Very Practical Guide for Students

Author: Phillip Chong Ho Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446281175

Category: Study Aids

Page: 120

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'Shon's writing is engaging and entertaining; he opens up the "black box" of academic reading and writing, explaining how to decode and critique formal scientific writing and systematically organize information gained from reading journal articles' - Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, School of Psychology, University of Cardiff, UK 'Once the reader has mastered Philip Shon's codes and applied them to texts, it will become increasingly impossible not to write and critique with integrity. I thoroughly recommend this book' - Professor Helen Cowie, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK Many texts provide tips for successfully writing theses, dissertations, and journal articles. All argue that writing is like any other skill - it has to be developed, taught, and practiced daily. The same is certainly true of academic reading, yet many advanced students have trouble with the essential skill of 'reading critically'. This handy guide teaches you how to read so you're able to maximize your output in the writing process, whether you're a student or early career researcher. The author's unique reading code teaches you how to approach social and behavioural science journal articles as texts that can be deciphered structurally, mechanically and grammatically. The strategies included allow you to systematize the reading, note-taking and organizing of voluminous amounts of information in an easily identifiable and retrievable format, which will be a huge confidence boost to anyone who struggles with this first phase in the writing process. This book is indispensable for social and behavioural science students and researchers worldwide wanting to sharpen their critical evaluative skills for better academic writing. ? SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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A Short Guide to Writing about Social Science

Author: Lee J. Cuba

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321078421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

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Comprehensive and well-balanced, this writing guide is designed to help its reader to prepare effective documents in the field of social science. The revised fourth edition includes coverage of may important topics, including: efficiently using the Internet for research as well as traditional information resources, the need for sustained and thoughtful revision, mastering oral communication, many different citation styles. For anyone interested in writing papers in the field of social science.
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Writing and Publishing Science Research Papers in English

A Global Perspective

Author: Karen Englander

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400777140

Category: Education

Page: 90

View: 9418

This book provides a comprehensive review of the current knowledge on writing and publishing scientific research papers and the social contexts. It deals with both English and non-Anglophone science writers, and presents a global perspective and an international focus. The book collects and synthesizes research from a range of disciplines, including applied linguistics, the sociology of science, sociolinguistics, bibliometrics, composition studies, and science education. This multidisciplinary approach helps the reader gain a solid understanding of the subject. Divided into three parts, the book considers the context of scientific papers, the text itself, and the people involved. It explains how the typical sections of scientific papers are structured. Standard English scientific writing style is also compared with science papers written in other languages. The book discusses the strengths and challenges faced by people with different degrees of science writing expertise and the role of journal editors and reviewers.
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Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Social Sciences

Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,James Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195416473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Designed specifically for students of the social sciences, Making Sense in the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, is an accessible and useful research guide that outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, as well as discusses research design, theory, measurement, and argument. It also has chapters on how to write an essay and exam, and documentation. In addition, the new edition has more material on how to properly research and document Internet resources, an update on computer programs, an extended discussion on quantitative and qualitative research, up-to-date references and examples, and new material on ethics.
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Writing the Research Paper: A Handbook

Author: Anthony Winkler,Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1413011713

Category: Reference

Page: 360

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Get simple, specific guidance on writing a research paper with WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER: A HANDBOOK, Seventh Edition. With its easy-to-digest steps that demystify the writing process, this accessible handbook gives you the tools you need to work independently to create well-constructed research papers-throughout your college career and beyond. Within the text, you'll discover comprehensive, up-to-date information conveyed in a calm and reassuring manner that encourages you to turn to any section of the text at any time for immediate, expert assistance. Each self-contained section is as brief as possible so you won't need to wade through extraneous material-and can be effectively used in any order, depending on your needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Student's Writing Guide for the Arts and Social Sciences

Author: Gordon Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521369053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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This book is designed to help students with the problems they face in their academic writing. Beginning with the premise that successful writing in the arts and social sciences depends on the mastery of the subject matter and clarity of thought, the book deals with the tasks that confront students before they put pen to paper and also provides a guide to the structuring and use of language. Using concrete examples from a variety of disciplines, the author demonstrates the best approach to different sorts of work.
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Writing a Successful Research Paper

A Simple Approach

Author: Stanley Chodorow

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603847480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 115

View: 472

This brief, practical guide offers a clear and comprehensive strategy for conceptualizing, approaching, and executing the task of writing a research paper in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, it provides: a critical and process-oriented approach to the tasks of topic selection, formulation of the research question, thesis development, and argumentation. judiciously selected examples drawn from a broad range of disciplines. concise treatment of the aims, methods, and conventions of scholarly research, including the opportunities and pitfalls of Internet use. a wealth of conceptual and organizational tools, and more.
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A Rhetoric for the Social Sciences

A Guide to Academic and Professional Communication

Author: Kristine Hansen

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 492

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This book provides social science majors with a systematic way of learning to write in their fields. It is based on the assumption that such writing is not a mechanical process, but a kind of rhetoric social scientists use to persuade each other of the validity of their research. KEY TOPICS: Features comprehensive coverage of research methods, including how to plan and propose original research, how to gather data or evidence from sources and how to document it. It goes beyond the typical survey of library tools and offers a brief chapter on how to use the Internet as a research tool.
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Writing Essays and Research Reports in the Social Sciences

Author: Katharine Betts

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 9780170127943

Category: English language

Page: 189

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Writing essay and research reports is designed to assist students in the tertiary sector, both university and TAFE. This text provides students with an introduction to the stages of report and essay writing including note taking skills, developing a library and research skill and using referencing.
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Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods

Author: Lisa A. Baglione

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 148337615X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1005

In Writing a Research Paper in Political Science, author Lisa Baglione breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students precisely how to complete each component. The author provides encouragement at each stage and faces pitfalls head on, giving advice and examples so that students move through each task successfully. Students are shown how to craft the right research question, find good sources and properly summarize them, operationalize concepts, design good tests for their hypotheses, and present and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Even writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. In this Third Edition, updated sample research topics come from American government, gender studies, comparative politics, and international relations. And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, and a glossary.
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