The Sociology Student Writer's Manual / Edition 5

The Sociology Student Writer's Manual / Edition 5

by William A. Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131928511

ISBN-13: 9780131928510

Pub. Date: 06/16/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131928510
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/16/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

To the Student

To the Instructor

Introduction: Welcome to the Study of Sociology 1

What Is Sociology? 1

Different Kinds of Sociology 2

Some Fundamental Ideas of Sociology 3

A Brief History of Sociology 5

The Rise of American Sociology 8

Major Sociological Perspectives 9

A Final Note 10

Part I A Handbook of Style for Sociology 11

Chapter 1 Writing as Communication 12

1.1 Writing to Learn 12

1.2 The Writing Process 16

1.3 Levels of Academic Writing 36

Chapter 2 Writing Competently 38

2.1 Guidelines for the Competent Writer 38

2.2 Some Rules of Punctuation and Grammar 41

2.3 Spelling 56

Chapter 3 Formats 60

3.1 General Page Format 61

3.2 Title Page 61

3.3 Abstract 62

3.4 Executive Summary 62

3.5 Outline Page 68

3.6 Table of Contents 68

3.7 List of Tables and Figures 68

3.8 Tables 72

3.9 Illustrations and Figures 73

3.10 Text 74

3.11 Headings and Subheadings 74

3.12 References 75

3.13 Appendixes 75

Chapter 4 Citing Sources 77

4.1 Preliminary Considerations 77

4.2 Citing Sources in ASA Format 78

Part II Conducting Research in Sociology 101

Chapter 5 Organizing the Research Process 102

5.1 Gaining Control of the Research Process 102

5.2 Effective Research Methods 104

5.3 Avoiding Plagiarism 110

Chapter 6 Sources of Information 113

6.1 Guides to Sociological Literature 114

6.2 General Periodicals and Newspapers 124

6.3 Academic Journals 126

6.4 Researching Books 127

6.5 U.S. Government Publications 128

Chapter 7 Internet Resources and Distance Learning 131

7.1 Internet Resources for Writing Well 131

7.2 Sociology Resources on the Internet 131

7.3 The Library of Congress and Thomas 132

7.4 AGuide to Distance Learning 133

Chapter 8 Doing Social Research 135

8.1 Thinking Scientifically 135

8.2 The Scientific Method 136

8.3 Common Quantitative Research Designs 141

Part III How to write Different Types of Sociology Papers 143

Chapter 9 Social Issue Papers 144

9.1 Issue Reaction Papers 144

9.2 Social Issue Analysis Papers 151

Chapter 10 Critical Evaluation of Sociological Literature 169

10.1 Book Reviews 169

10.2 Article Critiques 172

10.3 Literature Reviews 179

10.4 Annotated Bibliography 185

Chapter 11 Quantitative Research Papers 192

11.1 Quantitative Research Designs 192

11.2 Survey-Based Quantitative Research Papers 196

Chapter 12 Qualitative Research Papers 225

12.1 What Is Qualitative Research? 225

12.2 Comparing Quantitative and Qualitative Research 226

12.3 Case Studies as Qualitative Research 226

12.4 A Qualitative Case Study Paper 229

Glossary 239

References 251

Index 256

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