Social Sciences Research: Research, Writing, and Presentation Strategies for Students / Edition 2

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Overview

Social Sciences Research: Research, Writing, and Presentation Strategies for Students is a comprehensive resource manual to help students carry out library research in the social sciences, develop writing strategies for formal papers, and orally present and defend their work. Drawing on their backgrounds in teaching library research and scholarly writing methods, the authors elaborate on how to recognize a scholarly from a popular source, develop research questions, conduct computer-assisted literature searches, and write papers in an acceptable format (i.e., the APA format). Complementing the manual are four appendixes consisting of a list of possible research questions, an example paper, a complete set of worksheets, and blank citation forms to be used to record references, which provide further practice for students. In this second edition, the authors have included more instruction on searches using electronic sources, such as the Internet, as well as new formatting guidelines that have been promulgated in the past five years. The ideal resource for college students, this manual addresses the finer points of research and writing that are not given enough instruction in the classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810856653
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/4/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 1,271,621
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail M. Staines is University Librarian at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Katherine Johnson is professor of Sociology at Niagara County Community College in western New York State. Mark Bonacci is professor of Human Services at Niagara County Community College in western New York.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Choosing an Appropriate Research Question Chapter 4 2. Designing a Search for Scholarly Literature Chapter 5 3. Conducting a Search for Scholarly Literature Chapter 6 4. Outlining the Research Paper Chapter 7 5. Taking Notes While Reading Chapter 8 6. The APA Format: Writing and the Use of an Appropriate Format Chapter 9 7. The Writing Process Itself: You Can't Edit a Blank Page Chapter 10 8. Presenting the Research Paper Chapter 11 9. Some Final Thoughts Part 12 Appendix A. Research Questions Posed by Prior Students Part 13 Appendix B. Example Paper Part 14 Appendix C. Worksheets Part 15 Appendix D. Blank Citation Forms Part 16 Bibliography Part 17 Index Part 18 About the Authors

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