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 an indispensable guide for all who write or edit, do research and report on it.
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.