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The craft of research

Author: Wayne C Booth; Gregory G Colomb; Joseph M Williams
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book is a resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators, the authors present an updated third edition of their classic handbook which explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne C Booth; Gregory G Colomb; Joseph M Williams
ISBN: 9780226065656 9780226065663 0226065650 0226065669
OCLC Number: 175218191
Credits: Research, researchers, and readers -- Prologue: Becoming a researcher -- Thinking in print: Uses of research, public and private -- Connecting with your reader: (Re-)creating yourself and your audience -- Asking questions, finding answers -- Prologue: Planning your project - an overview -- From topics to questions -- From questions to a problem -- From problems to sources -- Engaging sources -- Making a claim and supporting it -- Prologue: Assembling a research argument -- Making good arguments: Overview -- Making claims -- Assembling reasons and evidence -- Acknowledgments and responses -- Warrants -- Planning, drafting, and revising -- Prologue: Planning again -- Planning -- Drafting your report -- Revising your organization and argument -- Communicating evidence visually -- Introductions and conclusions-- Revising style: Telling your story clearly -- Some last considerations.
Description: xvii, 317 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Research, researchers, and readers --
Prologue: Becoming a researcher --
Thinking in print: the uses of research, public and private --
Connecting with your reader: (re-)creating yourself and your readers --
pt. 2. Asking questions, finding answers --
Prologue: Planning your project : an overview --
From topics to questions --
From questions to a problem --
From problems to sources --
Engaging sources --
pt. 3. Making a claim and supporting it --
Prologue: Assembling a research argument --
Making good arguments: an overview --
Making claims --
Assembling reasons and evidence --
Acknowledgments and responses --
Warrants --
pt. 4. Planning, drafting, and revising --
Prologue: Planning again --
Planning --
Drafting your report --
Revising your organization and argument --
Communicating evidence visually --
Introductions and conclusions --
Revising style: telling your story clearly --
pt. 5. Some last considerations.
Series Title: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Responsibility: Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams.

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Includes discussion of the useful early stages of a research task - planning and drafting a paper. This title explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; and, how to  Read more...
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"A well-constructed, articulate reminder of how important fundamental questions of style and approach, such as clarity and precision, are to all research." - Times Literary Supplement "I recommend it Read more...

 
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