Making Sense

Life Sciences : a Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Author: Margot Northey,P. von Aderkas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195433708

Category: Science

Page: 262

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The newest book in the best-selling Making Sense series, Making Sense in the Life Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the life sciences - including biology, biochemistry, health sciences, pharmacology, and zoology. Designed specifically for students in the lifesciences, this book outlines general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such topics as writing essays and lab reports, conducting research, evaluating Internet sources, using electronic journal databases, documenting sources, and preparing resumes and application letters.Maintaining the clear, straightforward style of the other books in the series, Making Sense in the Life Sciences is an invaluable resource for students throughout their academic careers and beyond.

Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing: Engineering and the Technical Sciences

Author: Margot Northey,Judi Jewinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199010257

Category: English language

Page: 288

View: 2602

Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this fifth edition of Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline - from electrical and mechanical engineering to systems design and computerscience.

Making Sense in the Social Sciences: Making Sense in the Social Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Fifth Edition

Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,Patrizia Albanese

Publisher: OUP Canada

ISBN: 9780195445831

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2978

This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Making Sense in the Social Sciences is intended for students in any social sciences course containing research/writing components.

Making Sense in the Social Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,Patrizia Albanese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199010196

Category: Report writing

Page: 296

View: 5529

Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this sixth edition of Making Sense in the Social Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information onproper documentation guidelines, essay and report writing, different methods of qualitative and quantitative research, ethical research, and more.

Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences: Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Fifth Edition

Author: Margot Northey,David B. Knight,Dianne Draper

Publisher: OUP Canada

ISBN: 9780195445824

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 7075

This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences is intended for students in any geography or environmental science course containing research/writing components.

An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology

Author: Robert Layton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629829

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 6010

In this innovative introduction, Robert Layton reviews the ideas that have inspired anthropologists in their studies of societies around the world. An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology provides a clear and concise analysis of the theories, and traces the way in which they have been translated into anthropological debates. The opening chapter sets out the classical theoretical issues formulated by Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx and Durkheim. Successive chapters discuss Functionalism, Structuralism, Interactionist theories, and Marxist anthropology, while the final chapters address the competing paradigms of Socioecology and Postmodernism. Using detailed case studies, Professor Layton illustrates the way in which various theoretical perspectives have shaped competing, or complementary, accounts of specific human societies.

Making Sense in the Life Sciences

A Student's Guide to Writing and Research

Author: Margot Northey,Patrick von Aderkas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199010288

Category: Life sciences

Page: 288

View: 858

Part of the best-selling Making Sense series, Making Sense in the Life Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the life sciences - including biology, biochemistry, health sciences, pharmacology, and zoology. Maintaining the clear, straightforward style of the otherbooks in the series, this book outlines topics such as writing essays and lab reports, conducting research, evaluating Internet sources, using electronic journal databases, and documenting sources.

Writing Literature Reviews

A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Jose L. Galvan,Melisa C. Galvan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351858920

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 1455

This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide numerous examples from published reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book. ? New to the seventh edition: ? Each chapter breaks down the larger holistic review of literature exercise into a series of smaller, manageable steps Practical instructions for navigating today’s digital libraries Comprehensive discussions about digital tools, including bibliographic and plagiarism detection software Chapter activities that reflect the book’s updated content New model literature reviews Online resources designed to help instructors plan and teach their courses (www.routledge.com/9780415315746).

Making Sense of Research

What's Good, What's Not, and How To Tell the Difference

Author: Elaine K. McEwan,Patrick J. McEwan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148336092X

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 3366

This book is for practitioners at all levels, from teachers making site-specific decisions to administrators making schoolwide and policy decisions.

Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science

Author: Stephen Van Evera

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454441

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Stephen Van Evera greeted new graduate students at MIT with a commonsense introduction to qualitative methods in the social sciences. His helpful hints, always warmly received, grew from a handful of memos to an underground classic primer. That primer evolved into a book of how-to information about graduate study, which is essential reading for graduate students and undergraduates in political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history—and for their advisers. •How should we frame, assess, and apply theories in the social sciences? "I am unpersuaded by the view that the prime rules of scientific method should differ between hard science and social science. Science is science." •A section on case studies shows novices the ropes. •Van Evera contends the realm of dissertations is often defined too narrowly “Making and testing theories are not the only games in town. . . . If everyone makes and tests theories but no one ever uses them, then what are they for?" •In "Helpful Hints on Writing a Political Science Ph.D. Dissertation," Van Evera focuses on presentation, and on broader issues of academic strategy and tactics. •Van Evera asks how political scientists should work together as a community. “All institutions and professions that face weak accountability need inner ethical rudders that define their obligations in order to stay on course."

Tricks of the Trade

How to Think about Your Research While You're Doing It

Author: Howard S. Becker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226040992

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 483

Drawing on more than four decades of experience as a researcher and teacher, Howard Becker now brings to students and researchers the many valuable techniques he has learned. Tricks of the Trade will help students learn how to think about research projects. Assisted by Becker's sage advice, students can make better sense of their research and simultaneously generate fresh ideas on where to look next for new data. The tricks cover four broad areas of social science: the creation of the "imagery" to guide research; methods of "sampling" to generate maximum variety in the data; the development of "concepts" to organize findings; and the use of "logical" methods to explore systematically the implications of what is found. Becker's advice ranges from simple tricks such as changing an interview question from "Why?" to "How?" (as a way of getting people to talk without asking for a justification) to more technical tricks such as how to manipulate truth tables. Becker has extracted these tricks from a variety of fields such as art history, anthropology, sociology, literature, and philosophy; and his dazzling variety of references ranges from James Agee to Ludwig Wittgenstein. Becker finds the common principles that lie behind good social science work, principles that apply to both quantitative and qualitative research. He offers practical advice, ideas students can apply to their data with the confidence that they will return with something they hadn't thought of before. Like Writing for Social Scientists, Tricks of the Trade will bring aid and comfort to generations of students. Written in the informal, accessible style for which Becker is known, this book will be an essential resource for students in a wide variety of fields. "An instant classic. . . . Becker's stories and reflections make a great book, one that will find its way into the hands of a great many social scientists, and as with everything he writes, it is lively and accessible, a joy to read."—Charles Ragin, Northwestern University

Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Author: Margot Northey

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

View: 5870

Designed for students of the humanities and social sciences, Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Updated Fourth Edition is an accessible and useful research guide which outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, as well as discusses how to write an essay and how to write an exam.

Writing for Scholars

A Practical Guide to Making Sense & Being Heard

Author: Lynn Nygaard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147392782X

Category: Reference

Page: 232

View: 4505

Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here. Academics are not just researchers, but writers too. Using her many years of practical experience gained as a teacher and editor, Lynn Nygaard guides you through the whole process of writing and presenting your research in order to help you make your voice heard within the academic community. Grounded in real world advice rather than abstract best practice, Nygaard demonstrates a number of approaches to writing in order to help you identify those most suited to your own project. This updated new edition includes: Revised and expanded sections in each chapter More focus on the social sciences A more international focus Updated discussions on publishing practices Annotated biographies for each chapter New illustrations and images Additional practical tips and exercises From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally. Lynn Nygaard is Special Adviser on Project Development and Publications at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Companion Website study.sagepub.com/nygaardwritingforscholars Visit the companion website for additional online resources! This updated new edition includes: Revised and expanded sections in each chapter More focus on the social sciences A more international focus Updated discussions on publishing practices Annotated bibliographies for each chapter New illustrations and images Additional practical tips and exercises From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally.

Making Sense of the Social World

Methods of Investigation

Author: Daniel F. Chambliss,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452217718

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

View: 4843

"Making Sense of the Social World, Fourth Edition is an engaging and student-friendly introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material."--pub. desc.

Writing in Sociology

Author: Mark Edwards

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483354598

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 5125

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.

The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion

Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences

Author: Pat Thomson,Melanie Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136975136

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 2652

In the contemporary world it is clear that the need to study beyond Masters Level is increasing in importance for a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings. Students across the world are choosing doctorates not only to become career academics, but to go beyond the academic arena, in order to make a personal and educational, as well as an economic investment, in their workplace careers and their lives. However for many doctoral students, both full-time and part-time, navigating the literature and key issues surrounding doctoral research can often be a challenge. Bringing together contributions from key names in the international education arena, The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion is a comprehensive guide to the literature surrounding doctorates, bringing together questions, challenges and solutions normally scattered over a wide range of texts. Accessible and wide-ranging, it covers all doctoral students need to know about: what doctoral education means in contemporary practice forming an identity and knowledge as a doctoral student the big questions which run throughout doctoral practice becoming a researcher the skills needed to conduct research integrating oneself into a scholarly community. Offering an extensive and rounded guide to undertaking doctoral research in a single volume, this book is essential reading for all full-time and part-time doctoral students in education and related disciplines.

Applied Social Science Methodology

An Introductory Guide

Author: John Gerring,Dino Christenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110707147X

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 4491

This textbook provides a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to methodological issues encountered by the various social science disciplines. It emphasizes applications, with detailed examples, so that readers can put these methods to work in their research. Within a unified framework, John Gerring and Dino Christenson integrate a variety of methods - descriptive and causal, observational and experimental, qualitative and quantitative. The text covers a wide range of topics including research design, data-gathering techniques, statistics, theoretical frameworks, and social science writing. It is designed both for those attempting to make sense of social science, as well as those aiming to conduct original research. The text is accompanied by online practice questions, exercises, examples, and additional resources, including related readings and websites. An essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in communications, criminal justice, economics, business, finance, management, education, environmental policy, international development, law, political science, public health, public policy, social work, sociology, and urban planning.

Primer for Critiquing Social Research

A Student Guide

Author: Michael J. Holosko

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495007746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 73

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Critique social research with ease with PRIMER FOR CRITIQUING SOCIAL RESEARCH: A STUDENT GUIDE! In a simple, hands-on manner, this text helps you develop the analytical tools and critical thinking skills you need to successfully critique social research. Critiquing is made easy with a book-specific website which offers frequently asked questions, an evaluation template, and other information about the text and its use.

Computational Social Science

Discovery and Prediction

Author: R. Michael Alvarez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316531287

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 4554

Quantitative research in social science research is changing rapidly. Researchers have vast and complex arrays of data with which to work: we have incredible tools to sift through the data and recognize patterns in that data; there are now many sophisticated models that we can use to make sense of those patterns; and we have extremely powerful computational systems that help us accomplish these tasks quickly. This book focuses on some of the extraordinary work being conducted in computational social science - in academia, government, and the private sector - while highlighting current trends, challenges, and new directions. Thus, Computational Social Science showcases the innovative methodological tools being developed and applied by leading researchers in this new field. The book shows how academics and the private sector are using many of these tools to solve problems in social science and public policy.

Criminological Research for Beginners

A Student's Guide

Author: Laura Caulfield,Jane Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135050317

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 756

Criminological Research for Beginners is a comprehensive and engaging guide to research methods in Criminology. Written specifically for undergraduate students and novice researchers, this book has been designed as a practical guide to planning, conducting, and reporting research in the subject. By first inviting readers to consider the importance of criminological research, the book places related methodology firmly in the context of students’ broader study of Criminology, before moving on to provide a detailed guide to the practical processes of research. It is common for Criminology undergraduates to feel intimidated at the prospect of conducting their own research, and these students typically struggle to see the relevance of research methods to their own studies. This book speaks directly to the needs of such students, and includes contemporary examples and case studies that bring a topic that is often thought of as dry to life, providing a thorough and accessible practical guide that students can return to at each stage of their research, all the way through to their dissertation. This book covers: an examination of the theoretical, political, and ethical debates in criminological research; a complete guide to planning criminological research, assisting student researchers in identifying their research questions, choosing their research methods, and critiquing the available literature; guidance on the practicalities and processes of collecting data, a discussion of the process of analysing data and writing up research, Including an extensive glossary and an integrated companion website with extra examples, exercises, and videos to further develop students’ understanding, this book is essential reading for any undergraduate on a Criminological Research Methods course, or for anyone in need of practical guidance on any or every of the various stages involved in conducting thorough and effective criminological research.