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With humor and empathy, this handbook provides undergraduate and early-career graduate students guidance in sociological writing of all kinds. It offers unusual approaches to developing ideas into research questions, utilizing research literature, constructing research papers, and completing different kinds of course writing (including case studies, theory papers, and applied social science projects). The book is more targeted to the undergraduate or early-career graduate student struggling with a first research paper. By focusing on how to think about the goals and strategies implicit in each section of a writing project, this book provides accessible advice to novice sociological writers.
Table of Contents
|Thinking Broadly about Writing Sociology||p. 1|
|Turning Ideas into Researchable Questions||p. 7|
|Overview of Writing a Research Paper: An Extended Analogy||p. 19|
|Borrowing Well from the Literature||p. 25|
|Citing Sources: Why, When, and How||p. 31|
|Writing Quantitative Papers||p. 41|
|Quantitative Papers: The Introduction||p. 43|
|Quantitative Papers: The Literature Review||p. 47|
|Quantitative Papers: The Data and Methods Section||p. 55|
|Quantitative Papers: Presenting Results||p. 61|
|Quantitative Papers: Discussions and Conclusions||p. 71|
|Writing Qualitative Papers||p. 77|
|Ethnographic Interviewing and Storytelling||p. 79|
|Writing a Case Study||p. 103|
|The Internship Journal||p. 107|
|Other Sociology Writing Tasks||p. 113|
|Revisiting Literature Reviews: Applied Sociology Research Projects||p. 115|
|Writing a Book Review||p. 121|
|Tips on Writing Theory and Content Papers||p. 125|
|Appendix: Word Use and Misuse||p. 129|
|About the Author||p. 149|
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