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The most comprehensive book available that deals "specifically" with 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 writing-formatting, source citations, grammar, sentence structure, research, and utilizing available sources-in sociology. For practicing sociologists and those in training.
Table of Contents
|To the Student|
|To the Instructor|
|Introduction: Welcome to the Study of Sociology||p. 1|
|What Is Sociology?||p. 1|
|Different Kinds of Sociology||p. 2|
|Some Fundamental Ideas of Sociology||p. 3|
|A Brief History of Sociology||p. 5|
|The Rise of American Sociology||p. 8|
|Major Sociological Perspectives||p. 9|
|A Final Note||p. 10|
|A Handbook of Style for Sociology||p. 11|
|Writing as Communication||p. 12|
|Writing to Learn||p. 12|
|The Writing Process||p. 16|
|Levels of Academic Writing||p. 36|
|Writing Competently||p. 38|
|Guidelines for the Competent Writer||p. 38|
|Some Rules of Punctuation and Grammar||p. 41|
|General Page Format||p. 61|
|Title Page||p. 61|
|Executive Summary||p. 62|
|Outline Page||p. 68|
|Table of Contents||p. 68|
|List of Tables and Figures||p. 68|
|Illustrations and Figures||p. 73|
|Headings and Subheadings||p. 74|
|Citing Sources||p. 77|
|Preliminary Considerations||p. 77|
|Citing Sources in ASA Format||p. 78|
|Conducting Research in Sociology||p. 101|
|Organizing the Research Process||p. 102|
|Gaining Control of the Research Process||p. 102|
|Effective Research Methods||p. 104|
|Avoiding Plagiarism||p. 110|
|Sources of Information||p. 113|
|Guides to Sociological Literature||p. 114|
|General Periodicals and Newspapers||p. 124|
|Academic Journals||p. 126|
|Researching Books||p. 127|
|U.S. Government Publications||p. 128|
|Internet Resources and Distance Learning||p. 131|
|Internet Resources for Writing Well||p. 131|
|Sociology Resources on the Internet||p. 131|
|The Library of Congress and Thomas||p. 132|
|A Guide to Distance Learning||p. 133|
|Doing Social Research||p. 135|
|Thinking Scientifically||p. 135|
|The Scientific Method||p. 136|
|Common Quantitative Research Designs||p. 141|
|How to write Different Types of Sociology Papers||p. 143|
|Social Issue Papers||p. 144|
|Issue Reaction Papers||p. 144|
|Social Issue Analysis Papers||p. 151|
|Critical Evaluation of Sociological Literature||p. 169|
|Book Reviews||p. 169|
|Article Critiques||p. 172|
|Literature Reviews||p. 179|
|Annotated Bibliography||p. 185|
|Quantitative Research Papers||p. 192|
|Quantitative Research Designs||p. 192|
|Survey-Based Quantitative Research Papers||p. 196|
|Qualitative Research Papers||p. 225|
|What Is Qualitative Research?||p. 225|
|Comparing Quantitative and Qualitative Research||p. 226|
|Case Studies as Qualitative Research||p. 226|
|A Qualitative Case Study Paper||p. 229|
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