ISBN-10:
0134402723
ISBN-13:
2900134402726
Pub. Date:
09/01/1997
Publisher:
Pearson
Rhetoric for the Social Sciences: A Guide to Academic and Professional Communication / Edition 1

Rhetoric for the Social Sciences: A Guide to Academic and Professional Communication / Edition 1

by Kristine Hansen
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Overview

This book provides social science majors with a systematic way of learning to write in their fields. It is based on the assumption that such writing is not a mechanical process, but a kind of rhetoric social scientists use to persuade each other of the validity of their research. Features comprehensive coverage of research methods, including how to plan and propose original research, how to gather data or evidence from sources and how to document it. It goes beyond the typical survey of library tools and offers a brief chapter on how to use the Internet as a research tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900134402726
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. RHETORIC AND COMPOSING.

1. Rhetoric and the Social Sciences.
2. The Individual and Social Dimensions of Composing.

II. CREATING AND WRITING ABOUT NEW KNOWLEDGE.

3. Research Methods, Writing, and Ethics.
4. Interpreting Documents.
5. Interviewing.
6. Observing.
7. Surveying.
8. Experimenting.

III. FINDING AND USING EXISTING KNOWLEDGE.

9. Library Research and Writing.
10. Using the Internet as a Scholarly Resource.

IV. COMMON SOCIAL SCIENCE GENRES.

11. Proposals and Prospectuses.
12. Public Position Papers and Opinion Pieces.
13. Abstracts, Critiques, and Reviews.

V. CAREER-RELATED GENRES.

14. Resumes.
15. Letters and Memos.

VI. VISUAL AND ORAL RHETORIC.

16. Basic Principles of Document Design.
17. Graphics.
18. Oral Presentations.

VII. STYLE IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES.

19. Institutional Style.
20. Documentation Styles.

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