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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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

View: 6445

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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Researching and Writing in the Social Sciences

Author: Christine A. Hult

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 5081

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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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

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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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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

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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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Writing and Thinking in the Social Sciences

Author: Sharon Friedman,Stephen Steinberg

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This complete guide to writing in the social sciences is appropriate for freshman composition courses where social sciences writing is emphasized. This complete guide to writing in the social sciences is appropriate for freshman composition courses where social sciences writing is emphasized. It is essential for students in history, sociology, and psychology courses who do a lot of writing.
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GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED

Author: E. F. Schumacher

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060906111

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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The author of the world wide best-seller, Small Is Beautiful, now tackles the subject of Man, the World, and the Meaning of Living. Schumacher writes about man's relation to the world. man has obligations -- to other men, to the earth, to progress and technology, but most importantly himself. If man can fulfill these obligations, then and only then can he enjoy a real relationship with the world, then and only then can he know the meaning of living. Schumacher says we need maps: a "map of knowledge" and a "map of living." The concern of the mapmaker--in this instance, Schumacher--is to find for everything it's proper place. Things out of place tend to get lost; they become invisible and there proper places end to be filled by other things that ought not be there at all and therefore serve to mislead. A Guide for the Perplexed teaches us to be our own map makers. This constantly surprising, always stimulating book will be welcomed by a large audience, including the many new fans who believe strongly in what Schumacher has to say.
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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

View: 5990

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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How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences

A Very Practical Guide for Students

Author: Phillip Chong Ho Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473933633

Category: Study Aids

Page: 144

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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here This superb guide teaches you how to read critically. Its no-nonsense, practical approach uses a specially developed reading code to help you read articles for your research project; this simple code enables you to decipher journal articles structurally, mechanically and grammatically. Refreshingly free of jargon and written with you in mind, it’s packed full of interdisciplinary advice that helps you to decode and critique academic writing. The author’s fuss free approach will improve your performance, boost your confidence and help you to: Read and better understand content Take relevant effective notes Manage large amounts of information in an easily identifiable and retrievable format Write persuasively using formal academic language and style. New to this edition: Additional examples across a range of subjects, including education, health and sociology as well as criminology Refined terminology for students in the UK, as well as around the world More examples dealing specifically with journal articles. Clear, focused and practical this handy guide is a great resource for helping you sharpen your use of journal articles and improve your academic writing skills. ‘I have used the book over the last five years with my students with great success. The book has helped students to develop their critical thinking, reading and writing skills and when it comes to writing a dissertation they have used the code sheet in their own writing.’ - Pete Allison, Head of the Graduate School of Education, University of Edinburgh 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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Writing Research Papers

A Complete Guide

Author: James D. Lester (Deceased),James D. Lester Jr.

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134575903

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The definitive research paper guide, Writing Research Papers combines a traditional and practical approach to the research process with the latest information on electronic research and presentation. This market-leading text provides students with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process, from selecting and narrowing a topic to formatting the finished document. Writing Research Papers backs up its instruction with the most complete array of samples of any writing guide of this nature. The text continues its extremely thorough and accurate coverage of citation styles for a wide variety of disciplines. The fifteenth edition maintains Lester's successful approach while bringing new writing and documentation updates to assist the student researcher in keeping pace with electronic sources.
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Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, Or Article (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Howard S. Becker

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459605551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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Students and researchers all write under pressure, and those pressures - most lamentably, the desire to impress your audience rather than to communicate with them - often lead to pretentious prose, academic posturing, and, not infrequently, writer's block. Sociologist Howard S. Becker has written the classic book on how to conquer these pressures and simply write. First published nearly twenty years ago, Writing for Social Scientists has become a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. Becker's message is clear; in order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat. It is not always an easy process, as Becker wryly relates. Decades of teaching, researching, and writing have given him plenty of material, and Becker neatly exposes the foibles of academia and its ''publish or perish'' atmosphere. Wordiness, the passive voice, inserting a ''the way in which'' when a simple ''how'' will do - all these mechanisms are a part of the social structure of academic writing. By shrugging off such impediments - or at the very least, putting them aside for a few hours - we can reform our work habits and start writing lucidly without worrying about grades, peer approval, or the ''literature.''In this new edition, Becker takes account of major changes in the computer tools available to writers today, and also substantially expands his analysis of how academic institutions create problems for them. As competition in academia grows increasingly heated, Writing for Social Scientists will provide solace to a new generation of frazzled, would-be writers.
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Researching and Writing

Across the Curriculum

Author: Christine A. Hult

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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This book is an interdisciplinary research text that introduces you to research processes used in the science and technology, the social sciences, the humanities, and business.
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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

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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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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

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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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How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper

Author: Robert Day,Barbara Gastel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107670748

Category: Science

Page: 300

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An essential guide for succeeding in today's competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This new, updated edition discusses the latest print and Internet resources. Preparing, submitting and publishing scientific papers is now largely electronic, and the book has been revised to reflect this. New material includes more information on including supplementary material online, using reference management software, and preparing tables and figures; expanded sections on structuring a discussion section and the strengths and limitations of the research; and additional material on international aspects of scientific writing. The book guides readers through the processes involved in writing and publishing for scientific journals, from choosing a suitable journal to presenting results and citing references. It covers ethical issues in scientific publishing; explains rights and permissions; and discusses writing grant proposals, giving presentations and writing for general audiences.
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How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 8th Edition

Author: Barbara Gastel,Robert A. Day

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440842639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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Now thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of a classic guide offers practical advice on preparing and publishing journal articles as well as succeeding in other communication-related aspects of a scientific career. • Provides practical, easy-to-read, and immediately applicable guidance on preparing each part of a scientific paper: from the title and abstract, through each section of the main text, to the acknowledgments and references • Explains step by step how to decide to which journal to submit a paper, what happens to a paper after submission, and how to work effectively with a journal throughout the publication process • Includes key advice on other communication important to success in scientific careers, such as giving presentations and writing proposals • Presents an insightful insider's view of how journals actually work—and describes how best to work with them
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Writing Papers in Psychology

Author: Ralph L. Rosnow,Mimi Rosnow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495509566

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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WRITING PAPERS IN PSYCHOLOGY offers you frameworks, tips, guidelines, and sample illustrations for writing research reports or literature reviews that must conform to style recommendations of the American Psychological Association. It also is designed to cultivate your organizing, literature retrieval, critical reasoning, and communication skills under deadlines. For more than a decade, this brief, inexpensive, and easy-to-use manual has helped thousands of students in psychology and related fields with the task of writing term papers and reports. 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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Interviewing as Qualitative Research

A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences, 4th Ed.

Author: Irving Seidman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772232

Category: Social Science

Page: 143

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Now in its fourth edition, this popular book provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers to understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research. The text includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches. Appropriate for individual and classroom use, the new edition has been expanded to include: clarification of important phenomenological assumptions that underlie the interviewing approach presented in the book; new sections on Long-Distance Interviewing and its implications for the relationship between interviewers and their participants; a new section on the pros and cons of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software; The Ethics of Doing Good Work, is a new chapter which discusses the interplay between ethical issues in interviewing and how interviewers carry out their work as researchers.
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Writing in Sociology

Author: Mark Edwards

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483354598

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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With humor and empathy, Mark Edwards’s handbook provides undergraduate and early-career graduate students guidance in sociological writing of all kinds. Writing in Sociology 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). New chapters in the Second Edition offer insights into giving and receiving effective peer review and presenting qualitative research results. 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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Writing Readable Research

A Guide for Students of Social Science

Author: Beverly A. Lewin

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 9781904768555

Category: Education

Page: 193

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Analyses scientific writing in English for non-native and native speakers. Although this book concentrates on journal articles, it also provides advice on the preparation of talks and posters for conferences, abstracts, and professional letters.
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