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The Sociology Student Writer's Manual

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780131928510

ISBN10:
0131928511
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

The most comprehensive book available that dealsspecificallywith writing sociology papers, this updated reference/manual helps both beginning and advanced sociologists learn how to research and write in sociology, and how to improve their writing ability in general.Teaches the basic skills of writingformatting, source citations, grammar, sentence structure, research, and utilizing available sourcesin sociology.For practicing sociologists and those in training.

Table of Contents

TO THE STUDENT ix
TO THE INSTRUCTOR xi
INTRODUCTION: WELCOME TO THE STUDY OF SOCIOLOGY 1(12)
What Is Sociology?
1(2)
Different Kinds of Sociology
3(1)
Some Fundamental Ideas of Sociology
3(3)
A Brief History of Sociology
6(3)
The Rise of American Sociology
9(1)
Major Sociological Perspectives
10(1)
A Final Note
11(2)
PART I A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR SOCIOLOGY 13(86)
CHAPTER 1 WRITING AS COMMUNICATION
14(25)
1.1 Writing to Learn
14(4)
1.2 The Writing Process
18(19)
1.3 Levels of Academic Writing
37(2)
CHAPTER 2 WRITING COMPETENTLY
39(23)
2.1 Guidelines for the Competent Writer
39(3)
2.2 Some Rules of Punctuation and Grammar
42(16)
2.3 Spelling
58(4)
CHAPTER 3 FORMATS
62(17)
3.1 General Page Format
63(1)
3.2 Title Page
63(1)
3.3 Abstract
64(1)
3.4 Executive Summary
64(6)
3.5 Outline Page
70(1)
3.6 Table of Contents
70(1)
3.7 List of Tables and Figures
70(4)
3.8 Tables
74(1)
3.9 Illustrations and Figures
75(1)
3.10 Text
76(1)
3.11 Headings and Subheadings
76(1)
3.12 References
76(1)
3.13 Appendixes
77(2)
CHAPTER 4 CITING SOURCES
79(20)
4.1 Preliminary Considerations
79(1)
4.2 Citing Sources in ASA Format
80(19)
PART II CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN SOCIOLOGY 99(56)
CHAPTER 5 ORGANIZING THE RESEARCH PROCESS
100(11)
5.1 Gaining Control of the Research Process
100(2)
5.2 Effective Research Methods
102(6)
5.3 Ethical Use of Source Material
108(3)
CHAPTER 6 SOURCES OF INFORMATION
111(27)
6.1 Guides to Sociological Literature
112(10)
6.2 General Periodicals and Newspapers
122(2)
6.3 Academic Journals
124(10)
6.4 Researching Books
134(1)
6.5 U.S. Government Publications
135(3)
CHAPTER 7 INTERNET RESOURCES AND DISTANCE LEARNING
138(9)
7.1 Internet Resources for Writing Well
138(1)
7.2 Sociology Resources on the Internet
139(2)
7.3 A Guide to Distance Learning
141(6)
CHAPTER 8 DOING SOCIAL RESEARCH
147(8)
8.1 Thinking Scientifically
147(1)
8.2 The Scientific Method
148(6)
8.3 Common Quantitative Research Designs
154(1)
PART III HOW TO WRITE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOCIOLOGY PAPERS 155(80)
CHAPTER 9 SOCIAL ISSUE PAPERS
156(25)
9.1 Issue Reaction Papers
156(7)
9.2 Social Issue Analysis Papers
163(18)
CHAPTER 10 CRITICAL EVALUATION OF SOCIOLOGICAL LITERATURE
181(23)
10.1 Book Reviews
181(3)
10.2 Article Critiques
184(7)
10.3 Literature Reviews
191(6)
10.4 Annotated Bibliographies
197(7)
CHAPTER 11 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH PAPERS
204(15)
11.1 Quantitative Research Designs
204(4)
11.2 Survey-Based Quantitative Research Papers
208(11)
CHAPTER 12 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH PAPERS
219(16)
12.1 What Is Qualitative Research?
219(1)
12.2 Comparing Quantitative and Qualitative Research
220(1)
12.3 Case Studies as Qualitative Research
220(3)
12.4 A Qualitative Case Study Paper
223(12)
GLOSSARY 235(13)
REFERENCES 248(5)
INDEX 253


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