With humor and empathy, Mark Edwards’s handbook provides undergraduate and early-career graduate students guidance in sociological writing of all kinds. Writing in Sociology offers unusual approaches to developing ideas into research questions, utilizing research literature, constructing research papers, and completing different kinds of course writing (including case studies, theory papers, and applied social science projects). New chapters in the Second Edition offer insights into giving and receiving effective peer review and presenting qualitative research results. By focusing on how to think about the goals and strategies implicit in each section of a writing project this book provides accessible advice to novice sociological writers.
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About the Author
Since 1997, Mark Edwards (Ph.D., University of Washington) has taught stratification, research methods and writing, and social statistics in the Sociology Department at Oregon State University. His recent research on food insecurity has been used by nonprofit groups, state agencies, and the media addressing domestic hunger in the Northwest. Many of his research papers have appeared in social science journals such as Social Forces, Rural Sociology, and Social Science Quarterly. But a favorite part of his work is helping students improve their social science writing.
Table of Contents
Section I: Thinking Broadly About Writing SociologyChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Turning Ideas into Researchable QuestionsChapter 3: Overview of Writing a Research Paper: An Extended AnalogyChapter 4: Borrowing Well from the LiteratureChapter 5: Citing Sources: Why, When, and HowSection II: Writing Quantitative PapersChapter 6: Quantitative Papers: The IntroductionChapter 7: Quantitative Papers: The Literature ReviewChapter 8: Quantitative Papers: The Data and Methods SectionChapter 9: Quantitative Papers: Presenting ResultsChapter 10: Quantitative Papers: Discussions and ConclusionsSection III: Writing Qualitative PapersChapter 11: Presenting Qualitative Data: A Brief ExampleChapter 12: Ethnographic Interviewing and StorytellingChapter 13: Writing a Case StudyChapter 14: The Internship JournalSection IV: Other Sociology Writing TasksChapter 15: Revisiting Literature Reviews: Applied Sociology Research ProjectsChapter 16: Peer ReviewChapter 17: Writing a Book ReviewChapter 18: Tips on Writing Theory and Content Papers