The Sociology Student Writer's Manual

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-08-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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A supplemental manual/reference for all courses in Sociology, from introductory to advanced, involving the research and writing of papers. Perfect complement to any distance learning course. THE most comprehensive book available that deals specifically with writing sociology papers, this reference/manual helps both beginning and advanced students learn (1) how to research and write in sociology, and (2) how to improve their writing ability in general. Based on the authors'extensive experience in teaching a variety of sociology courses, it combines the latest sociology research and writing techniques with a broad spectrum of writing activities. It gives specific directions for writing a variety of papers in sociologyfrom introductory to advancedwhile also providing instructions on how to write and how to format the paper and cite sources following the American Sociological Association's guidelines. The manual relieves professors from having to teach much of the detail in the writing process, and gives students the guidance they need to tackle course projects of all complexities.

Table of Contents

To the Student
To the Instructor
A Handbook Of Style For Sociology
Writing as Communication
Writing Competently
Citing Sources
How To Conduct Research In Sociology
Organizing the Research Process
Information in the Library and on the Internet
Conducting Quantitative Research
Thinking Critically And Arguing Persuasively
An Introduction to Logic: Principles of Argument
Avoiding Fallacies
Critical Thinking Exercises For Introductory Courses
Issue Reaction Papers for Introductory Courses
Social Analysis Papers for Introductory Courses
Critical Evaluation of Sociological Literature
Sociology Papers For Advanced Courses
Social Service Agency Case Studies
Sociological Survey Papers
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