The Modern Researcher / Edition 3

The Modern Researcher / Edition 3

by Jacques Barzun, Henry F. Graff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0151614806

ISBN-13: 9780151614806

Pub. Date: 01/01/1977

Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers

Widely used by professionals and students since its first appearance thirty-five years ago, The Modern Researcher is the classic introduction to the techniques of research and effective writing and speaking. Now completely revised and brought up to date to reflect changes in technology and current developments in our culture, this landmark work is indispensable guide…  See more details below

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Widely used by professionals and students since its first appearance thirty-five years ago, The Modern Researcher is the classic introduction to the techniques of research and effective writing and speaking. Now completely revised and brought up to date to reflect changes in technology and current developments in our culture, this landmark work is indispensable guide for all who write or edit, do research and report on it. The Modern Researcher is three manuals in one. First, is shows in detail how to gather information, judge its value, verify its accuracy, and sort it for communication in written or oral form. Second, it gives instruction in effective, jargon-free writing. Third, it describes the techniques of speaking and publishing. There is a wealth of information on such topics as how to criticize your own work; how to handle audiences, seminars, and committees; and how to make the most of your work time. Both the tricks of the trade and the rationale of professional standards are explained in detail. An abundance of examples from history, literature, and contemporary culture makes for lively and memorable reading. This new edition is a pleasure to return to time and again - an invaluable work for the modern and postmodern researcher.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151614806
Publisher:
Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1977
Pages:
378

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition
Acknowledgments
List of Figures
Pt. IPrinciples and Methods of Research
1Research and Report: Characteristics3
2The ABC of Technique15
3Finding the Facts37
4Verification67
5Handling Ideas101
6Truth, Causes, and Conditions117
7Pattern, Bias, and Revisionism149
Pt. IIWriting, Speaking and Publishing
8Organizing: Paragraph, Chapter, and Part169
9Plain Words: The War on Jargon and Cliches193
10Clear Sentences: Emphasis, Tone, and Rhythm211
11The Arts of Quoting and Translating235
12The Rules of Citing: Footnotes and Bibliography257
13Revising for Printer and Public275
14Modes of Presentation293
A Few More Recommendations309
InfoTrac College Edition Terms311
Index313

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