HOW to do research in today's digital age WHY research is essential to academic work
Written for today's college students, Who Says? The Writer's Research addresses contemporary research issues head on, including research in the age of collaborative information sites like Wikipedia. Authors Deborah H. Holdstein and Danielle Aquiline prompt students to think critically about matters of ownership and authority in order to show them how to find and incorporate credible sources in their writing. By teaching them how to synthesize their own ideas with the ideas of others, this text allows students to develop confident and compelling voices as writers.
Deborah H. Holdstein is Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago.
Danielle Aquiline is Assistant Professor of English at Oakton Community College.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. What is Information? Information and Being Literate About Information Being Literate-This is a Process? 2. Says Who? The Writer's Authority, The Writer's Voice The Rhetorical Situation Establishing Ethos Voice and Writing 3. But You Said This Was Collaborative Plagiarism Understanding Plagiarism Avoiding Plagiarism 4. Who Cares? Identifying the Problem Finding a Topic Turning Personal Interests into Appropriate Research Topics Finding Significance and Identifying an Audience Crafting a Thesis or Posing a Research Question 5. The Wikipedia Problem Evaluating and Trusting Sources in a Digital Age Research in a Digital Age Evaluating Sources The Good News: Using Wikipedia and Google Effectively Determining Appropriate Resources 6. What Counts and Why? Finding & Engaging Sources Finding Resources Knowing the Difference: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources Finding Sources Online Finding Sources in the Library Interviewing and Field Research: Generating Your Primary Data 7. Yours, Mine, or Ours? Collaboration, Scholarly Conversations From Research to Writing Integrating Resources: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting 8. Now I Have Evidence Writing & Crafting Your Research Organizing and Strategizing Planning and Drafting 9. What's Appropriate? Citing Sources & Citation Formats Understanding Citations Bibliographies (and Works Cited) The In-Text Citation 10. What Now? Revising, Presenting, Reviewing Revising Taking One Last Look at Your Thesis Presenting Your Research The Final Check-Up Conclusion Afterword: What's Next? Tidbits for College and Beyond Writing in Disciplines Professional Writing Appendix Student Research Paper Index