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The craft of research

Booth, Wayne C. ;Colomb, Gregory G.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press ©2008

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 6  (Q180.55 M4 B66 2008 )()

  • Title:
    The craft of research
  • Author/Creator: Booth, Wayne C.
  • Colomb, Gregory G.; Williams, Joseph M.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press
  • Creation Date: ©2008
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: xvii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Research -- Methodology; Technical writing; Research Design; Writing
  • Description: 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 appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?". It includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers. Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • OCLC Number: 175218191
    646810192
  • Identifier: ISBN9780226065656;ISBN9780226065663;ISBN0226065650;ISBN0226065669;LCCN 2007042761;EAN9780226065663