Making sense

social sciences : a student's guide to research and writing

Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,James Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195421002

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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Designed specifically for students in the social sciences, this useful guide outlines the basic principles of grammar, punctuation, usage, as well as discusses research design, theory, measurement, and argument.

Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Social Sciences

Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,Patrizia Albanese

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195439939

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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The Making Sense series comprises four concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in the social sciences, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to conduct sociological research, how to write reports, and how to document sources. This fourth edition of the book has new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

Learn to Write Badly

How to Succeed in the Social Sciences

Author: Michael Billig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244870

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Modern academia is increasingly competitive yet the writing style of social scientists is routinely poor and continues to deteriorate. Are social science postgraduates being taught to write poorly? What conditions adversely affect the way they write? And which linguistic features contribute towards this bad writing? Michael Billig's witty and entertaining book analyses these questions in a quest to pinpoint exactly what is going wrong with the way social scientists write. Using examples from diverse fields such as linguistics, sociology and experimental social psychology, Billig shows how technical terminology is regularly less precise than simpler language. He demonstrates that there are linguistic problems with the noun-based terminology that social scientists habitually use - 'reification' or 'nominalization' rather than the corresponding verbs 'reify' or 'nominalize'. According to Billig, social scientists not only use their terminology to exaggerate and to conceal, but also to promote themselves and their work.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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."

Writing for Scholars

A Practical Guide to Making Sense & Being Heard

Author: Lynn Nygaard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147392782X

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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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.

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Tips and Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Fred C. Lunenburg,Beverly J. Irby

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 141294225X

Category: Education

Page: 333

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This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.

Making Sense of Business Reference

A Guide for Librarians and Research Professionals

Author: Celia Ross

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891084X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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Celia Ross explains how to provide quality reference help on issues from marketing to finance - for business people, students, and even business faculty.

Making Sense in Religious Studies

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Author: Margot Northey,Bradford A. Anderson,Joel N. Lohr

Publisher: OUP Canada

ISBN: 9780195439526

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate religious studies. Making Sense in Religious Studies is intended for students in any religion course containing research/writing components.

Writing in Sociology

Author: Mark Edwards

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483354598

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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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.

Writing Empirical Research Reports

A Basic Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Fred Pyrczak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351968629

Category: Psychology

Page: 162

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• Designed for students who will be writing research proposals, reports, theses, and dissertations. • The 15 chapters cover 191 guidelines for effective scientific writing. The guidelines are fully illustrated with easy-to-follow examples. • The guidelines describe the types of information that should be included, how this information should be expressed, and where various types of information should be placed within a research report. • End-of-chapter questions help students master the writing process.

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

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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).

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods

Author: Lisa A. Baglione

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 148337615X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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In Writing a Research Paper in Political Science, author Lisa Baglione breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students precisely how to complete each component. The author provides encouragement at each stage and faces pitfalls head on, giving advice and examples so that students move through each task successfully. Students are shown how to craft the right research question, find good sources and properly summarize them, operationalize concepts, design good tests for their hypotheses, and present and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Even writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. In this Third Edition, updated sample research topics come from American government, gender studies, comparative politics, and international relations. And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, and a glossary.

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

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"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.

Statistics for the Social Sciences

Author: Russell T. Warne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107576970

Category: Mathematics

Page: 601

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This introductory undergraduate textbook is the first statistics textbook built around the General Linear Model.