Making Sense in the Social Sciences A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-29
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this fifth edition of Making Sense in the Social Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information onproper documentation guidelines, essay and report writing, different methods of qualitative and quantitative research, ethical research, and more. Fully updated throughout, with a brand new chapter on presentations, this latest edition continues to be an invaluable resource for students throughouttheir academic careers and beyond.

Author Biography

Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University. Lorne Tepperman is a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. Patrizia Albanese is an associate professor of sociology at Ryerson University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Writing and Thinkingp. 1
Designing a Projectp. 13
Theorizing about a Projectp. 33
Using Quantitative Datap. 64
Using Qualitative Datap. 78
Exercising Judgment and Good Ethicsp. 91
Arguing and Writing with Stylep. 115
Planning and Organizing an Essay or Reportp. 145
Writing an Essay or Examp. 165
Documentationp. 187
Presenting Your Workp. 205
Common Errors in Grammar and Usagep. 213
Punctuationp. 227
Misused Words and Phrasesp. 242
Social Sciencep. 256
Grammarp. 261
Referencesp. 272
Indexp. 284
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