Making Sense in the Social Sciences: Research and Writing / Edition 2

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Overview

Contrary to many students' belief, good writing does not come naturally. Now in a new edition, this superb handbook examines both the general precepts for effective writing and the particular requirements of writing papers in the social sciences. It points out some of the most common errors in student composition and suggests how to avoid or correct them. Moreover, the intent of the original Making Sense remains: to provide students with a clear, concise, and engaging guide to help them escape the common pitfalls of writing, and to develop confidence through an understanding of basic principles and a mastery of sound techniques.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195416473
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Symbols for common errors
1 Writing and thinking 1
2 Designing a project 11
3 Theorizing about a project 28
4 Using quantitative data 55
5 Using qualitative data 79
6 Exercising good judgment and good ethics 99
7 Arguing and writing with style 122
8 Writing an essay 150
9 Writing a report or exam 170
10 Common errors in grammar and usage 191
11 Punctuation 204
12 Documentation 217
13 Catchlist of misused words and phrases 232
Glossary I: social science 243
Glossary II: grammar 248
References 259
Index 269
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