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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|
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