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The craft of research

Author: Wayne C Booth; Gregory G Colomb; Joseph M Williams
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1995.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Here's a concise, practical guide to mastering the art of research. Filled with the tested strategies and expert advice of three distinguished scholars, this book helps you plan, carry out, and report on research in any field, at any level - a term paper, a dissertation, an article, or a book." "The Craft of Research is about more than the mechanics of fact gathering: it's a unique introduction to doing research  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: 0226065839 9780226065830 0226065847 9780226065847
OCLC Number: 32014169
Description: xii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Research, researchers, and readers. Starting a research project --
Thinking in print: the uses of research, public and private --
Connecting with your reader: (re)creating your self and your audience --
Asking questions, finding answers. Planning your project --
From topics to questions --
From questions to problems --
From questions to sources --
Using sources --
Making a claim and supporting it. Arguments, drafting, and conversations --
Making good arguments: an overview --
Claims and evidence --
Warrants --
Qualifications --
Preparing to draft, drafting, and revising. Planning again --
Pre-drafting and drafting --
Communicating evidence visually --
Revising your organization and argument --
Revising style: telling your story clearly --
Introductions --
Some last considerations. Research and ethics --
A postscript for teachers --
A bibliographical essay --
An appendix on finding sources.
Series Title: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Responsibility: Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams.
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"Here's a concise, practical guide to mastering the art of research. Filled with the tested strategies and expert advice of three distinguished scholars, this book helps you plan, carry out, and report on research in any field, at any level - a term paper, a dissertation, an article, or a book." "The Craft of Research is about more than the mechanics of fact gathering: it's a unique introduction to doing research effectively. Clearly written and easy to use, it teaches the skills that are essential to the success of any research project." "Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams chart every stage of the research process, from finding a topic and generating research questions about it to marshalling evidence, constructing arguments, creating a first draft, and revising that draft for a final report that meets the needs of a community of readers."--Jacket.

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