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

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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An indispensable writing guide for students in any of the social sciences-including sociology, anthropology, political science, women's studies, and history-the third edition of Making Sense in the Social Sciences offers detailed information on different methods of qualitative and quantitative research, current trends in social science thinking, research design, theory, and measurement, carrying out a literature review, writing essays and reports, evaluating Internet sources, researching ethically, documenting sources using the latest APA and MLA guidelines, avoiding plagiarism, eliminating problems with grammar, punctuation, and usage, studying for tests and exams, using graphic presentation software, preparing resumes and letters of application. Book jacket.

Author Biography

James Russell is currently a communications analyst for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iv
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Symbols for Common Errorsp. viii
Writing and Thinkingp. 1
Designing a Projectp. 11
Theorizing about a Projectp. 27
Using Quantitative Datap. 56
Using Qualitative Datap. 76
Exercising Judgment and Good Ethicsp. 94
Arguing and Writing with Stylep. 117
Planning and Organizing an Essay or Reportp. 145
Writing a Report or Examp. 161
Documentationp. 182
Common Errors in Grammar and Usagep. 196
Punctuationp. 209
Catchlist of Misused Words and Phrasesp. 222
Social Sciencep. 233
Grammarp. 238
Referencesp. 249
Indexp. 258
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