More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days
Currently Available, Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 7/30/2009.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
Recommended Seller April 4, 2011
This textbook is simple easy-to-read, easy to follow format. Wish this was the 1st book I ever read for Political Science, the book came to me in a very good condition, I ordered a used textbook copy and I was amazed when it came to me only in 3 days, and that awesome condition which is almost new, absolutely i will recommend ecampus for my friends and I recommend it for people who will read my review.
Writing in Political Science : A Practical Guide: stars based on 1 user reviews.
This updated easy-to-use guide shows readers how to think, research, and write like a political scientist and includes new coverage of current practices in using electronic databases and Internet sources.Political Inquiry; Critical Thinking About Politics; Choosing a Topic; Research Using the Internet and Traditional Sources; Properties of Essays; Common Problems With Writing; Format for the Manuscript; Comprehension and Synthesis of Class Materials; Managing and Processing Information; Conventional Research Papers; Special Analytical Techniques; Applied Political Science; Organizing and Documenting Research; Organizing and Documenting Career Development.Anyone who need to write about politics as part of their career or education.
Table of Contents
|Political Inquiry||p. 1|
|The Art of Political Inquiry Defined||p. 2|
|Types of Student Writing||p. 3|
|The Process of Political Inquiry||p. 4|
|Professionalism, Ethical Considerations, and Plagiarism||p. 6|
|Critical Thinking About Politics||p. 15|
|Critical Thinking: The Cornerstone of Political Inquiry||p. 15|
|Critical Thinking and Reasoning||p. 17|
|Common Problems in Critical Thinking||p. 19|
|Tips for Critical Thinking||p. 21|
|Reading Critically to Write Critically||p. 24|
|Topic Selection||p. 34|
|Choosing a Topic||p. 34|
|Tips for Choosing a Topic||p. 36|
|Locating Research Materials Using Indexes, Databases, and the Internet||p. 44|
|Characteristics of Sources Used in Research Papers||p. 45|
|Distinguishing Between Types of Information||p. 46|
|Retrieval Systems for Locating Sources||p. 49|
|Selecting the Right Search Tools for Locating Research Materials||p. 60|
|Research Strategies for Locating Sources: A Simulation||p. 68|
|Evaluating the Quality and Reliability of Sources||p. 75|
|Creating Evidence with Primary and Secondary Data||p. 79|
|Secondary Sources of Quantitative Data||p. 80|
|Creating Primary Data||p. 82|
|A Primer on Qualitative Data Reduction Methods||p. 92|
|A Primer on Quantitative Data Reduction Methods||p. 99|
|A Primer on Data Analysis||p. 103|
|Properties of Essays and Research Papers||p. 109|
|Properties of a Good Essay or Research Paper||p. 109|
|Recognizing and Writing a Good Thesis Sentence||p. 110|
|Writing a Thesis Sentence for an Essay or Essay Test||p. 110|
|Writing a Thesis Sentence for a Research Paper||p. 112|
|Formulating a Thesis Sentence for a Research Paper||p. 114|
|Recognizing and Writing a Good Paragraph||p. 116|
|Properties of a Topic Sentence||p. 120|
|Advice for Constructing Paragraphs in the Body of the Paper||p. 122|
|Common Writing Problems||p. 126|
|Common Stylistic Problems||p. 126|
|Common Errors: Proofreading the Manuscript||p. 129|
|How to Use a Writing Center||p. 133|
|What to Do About Writer's Block||p. 134|
|Manuscript Format and Referencing Styles||p. 136|
|Criteria for Grading a Research Paper||p. 136|
|Format and Placement of Items in the Paper or Essay||p. 138|
|Structure for Endnote and Footnote Citations||p. 150|
|Structure for Parenthetical Author-Date Citations System||p. 154|
|Examples of Common Author-Date Citation Styles for Reference Page||p. 159|
|Format and Examples for Activities to Enhance Comprehension and Synthesis of Class Materials||p. 173|
|Enhancing Comprehension and Synthesis of Class Materials||p. 173|
|Writing Analytical Essays||p. 174|
|Writing Political Editorials||p. 178|
|Analytical Multiple-Choice Exams||p. 181|
|Essay Exams||p. 184|
|Scholarly Literature Review Presentations||p. 186|
|Media Applications Illustrating Course Materials||p. 190|
|Format and Examples of Assignments for Managing and Processing Information||p. 197|
|Assignments for Managing and Processing Information||p. 197|
|Annotated Bibliographies||p. 198|
|Book Reviews||p. 202|
|Research Proposals||p. 210|
|Constructing Outlines||p. 214|
|Standard Research Presentations||p. 219|
|PowerPoint Presentations||p. 225|
|Format and Examples of Conventional Research Papers||p. 229|
|Formulas for Organizing Standard Research Papers||p. 229|
|Writing a Literature Review||p. 230|
|Writing a Comparative Study||p. 240|
|Writing an Analysis||p. 247|
|Writing a Position Paper||p. 256|
|Format and Examples of Assignments Requiring Special Techniques||p. 265|
|Assignments Requiring Special Analytical Techniques||p. 265|
|Analytical Case Study||p. 267|
|Problem-Solving Case Studies||p. 276|
|Analysis of Legislation||p. 281|
|Policy Analysis: Evaluation or Recommendation||p. 300|
|Researching and Writing a Policy Evaluation||p. 301|
|Policy Evaluation Guide and Checkoff Sheet||p. 303|
|Researching and Writing a Policy Recommendation||p. 326|
|Policy Recommendation Guide and Checkoff Sheet||p. 328|
|Writing a Policy Memo||p. 348|
|Participant Observation and Internship Report||p. 351|
|Writing a Grant||p. 361|
|Writing a Project Report||p. 372|
|Text Acknowledgments||p. 393|
|Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.|