The Modern Researcher / Edition 6

The Modern Researcher / Edition 6

by Jacques Barzun, Henry F. Graff
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495318701

ISBN-13: 9780495318705

Pub. Date: 10/08/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of

Overview

This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495318705
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/08/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF RESEARCH. 1. Research and Report: Characteristics. 2. The ABC of Technique. 3. Finding the Facts. 4. Verification. 5. Handling Ideas. 6. Truth, Causes, And Conditions. 7. Patterns, Bias, And Revisionism. Part II: WRITING, SPEAKING, AND PUBLISHING. 8. Organizing: Paragraph, Chapter, And Part. 9. Plain Words: The War on Jargon and Cliches. 10. Clear Sentences: Emphasis, Tone, And Rhythm. 11. The Arts of Quoting and Translating. 12. The Rules of Citing: Footnotes and Bibliography. 13. Revising for Printer and Public. 14. Modes of Presentation.

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