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The craft of research

Booth, Wayne C. ;Colomb, Gregory G.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2003

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  • Title:
    The craft of research
  • Author/Creator: Booth, Wayne C.
  • Colomb, Gregory G.; Williams, Joseph M.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press
  • Creation Date: 2003
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 329 p.) : ill.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Research -- Methodology; Technical writing
  • Description: Since 1995, students, researchers, and professionals have turned to The Craft of Research for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively. Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams have completely revised and updated their classic handbook. The new edition will continue to help thousands of students and writers plan, carry out, and report on research to produce effective term papers, dissertations, articles, or books -- in any field, at any level.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: Research, researchers, and readers
    Prologue: starting a research project
    Thinking in print: Uses of research, public and private
    Connecting with your reader: (Re)creating your self and your audience
    Asking questions, finding answers
    Prologue: Planning your project
    From topics to questions
    From questions to problems
    From problems to sources
    Using sources
    Making a claim and supporting it
    Prologue: Pulling together your argument
    Making good arguments: Overview
    Reasons and evidence
    Acknowledgments and responses
    Preparing to draft, drafting, and revising
    Prologue: Planning again
    Planning and drafting
    Revising your organization and argument
    Introductions and conclusions
    Communicating evidence visually
    Revising style: Telling your story clearly
    Some last considerations.
    ""Contents""; ""Preface: The Aims of This Edition""; ""Our Debts""; ""I RESEARCH, RESEARCHERS, AND READERS""; ""PROLOGUE: BECOMING A RESEARCHER""; ""1 Thinking in Print: The Uses of Research, Public and Private""; ""1.1 What Is Research?""; ""1.2 Why Write It Up?""; ""1.3 Why a Formal Report?""; ""1.4 Writing Is Thinking""; ""2 Connecting with Your Reader: (Re-)Creating Yourself and Your Readers""; ""2.1 Creating Roles for Yourself and Your Readers""; ""2.2 Understanding Your Role""; ""2.3 Imagining Your Reader's Role""; ""Quick Tip: A Checklist for Understanding Your Readers""
    ""II ASKING QUESTIONS, FINDING ANSWERS""""PROLOGUE: PLANNING YOUR PROJECT AN OVERVIEW""; ""Quick Tip: Creating a Writing Group""; ""3 From Topics to Questions""; ""3.1 From an Interest to a Topic""; ""3.2 From a Broad Topic to a Focused One""; ""3.3 From a Focused Topic to Questions""; ""3.4 From a Question to Its Significance""; ""Quick Tip: Finding Topics""; ""4 From Questions to a Problem""; ""4.1 Distinguishing Practical and Research Problems""; ""4.2 Understanding the Common Structure of Problems""; ""4.3 Finding a Good Research Problem""; ""4.4 Learning to Work with Problems""
    ""Quick Tip: Manage the Unavoidable Problem of Inexperience""""5 From Problems to Sources""; ""5.1 Knowing How to Use Three Kinds of Sources""; ""5.2 Locating Sources through a Library""; ""5.3 Locating Sources on the Internet""; ""5.4 Evaluating Sources for Relevance and Reliability""; ""5.5 Following Bibliographical Trails""; ""5.6 Looking beyond Predictable Sources""; ""5.7 Using People as Primary Sources""; ""Quick Tip: The Ethics of Using People as Sources of Data""; ""6 Engaging Sources""; ""6.1 Knowing What Kind of Evidence to Look For""
    ""6.2 Record Complete Bibliographical Data""""6.3 Engaging Sources Actively""; ""6.4 Using Secondary Sources to Find a Problem""; ""6.5 Using Secondary Sources to Plan Your Argument""; ""6.6 Recording What You Find""; "" Quick Tip: Manage Moments of Normal Anxiety""; ""III MAKING A CLAIM AND SUPPORTING IT""; ""PROLOGUE: ASSEMBLING A RESEARCH ARGUMENT""; ""7 Making Good Arguments: An Overview""; ""7.1 Argument as a Conversation with Readers""; ""7.2 Supporting Your Claim""; ""7.3 Acknowledging and Responding to Anticipated Questions and Objections""
    ""7.4 Warranting the Relevance of Your Reasons""""7.5 Building a Complex Argument Out of Simple Ones""; ""7.6 Creating an Ethos by Thickening Your Argument""; ""Quick Tip: A Common Mistake Falling Back on What You Know""; ""8 Making Claims""; ""8.1 Determining the Kind of Claim You Should Make""; ""8.2 Evaluating Your Claim""; ""Quick Tip: Qualifying Claims to Enhance Your Credibility""; ""9 Assembling Reasons and Evidence""; ""9.1 Using Reasons to Plan Your Argument""; ""9.2 Distinguishing Evidence from Reasons""; ""9.3 Distinguishing Evidence from Reports of It""
    ""9.4 Evaluating Your Evidence""
  • OCLC Number: 232660537
  • Identifier: ISBN9780226065694 (electronic bk.);ISBN0226065693 (electronic bk.)