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    The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing) (Paperback) By (author) Wayne C. Booth, By (author) Gregory G. Colomb, By (author) Joseph M. Williams

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    DescriptionWith more than 200,000 copies in print, "The Craft of Research" is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.Now, seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. "The Craft of Research" explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?"The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers.Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.


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    Title
    The Craft of Research
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wayne C. Booth, By (author) Gregory G. Colomb, By (author) Joseph M. Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 306
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226065663
    ISBN 10: 0226065669
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: GPS
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    Libri: ENGM4500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    B&T Approval Code: A80162400
    BISAC V2.8: TEC044000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A21850000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 001.4/2
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 001.42
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI043000
    LC classification: Q180.55.M4 B66 2008
    BISAC V2.8: REF020000
    Libri: FORS4500
    Thema V1.0: GPS
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    24 line drawings, 7 tables
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Wayne C. Booth (1921-2005) was the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. His many books include The Rhetoric of Fiction and For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals, both published by the University of Chicago Press. Gregory G. Colomb is professor of English language and literature at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic. Joseph M. Williams is professor emeritus in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Style: Toward Clarity and Grace. Together Colomb and Williams have written The Craft of Argument. Booth, Colomb, and Williams coedited the seventh edition of Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.
    Review quote
    "A well-constructed, articulate reminder of how important fundamental questions of style and approach, such as clarity and precision, are to all research." - Times Literary Supplement "I recommend it to my students... and keep a copy close at hand as the first option offered to students who ask 'Just how should I begin my research?'" - Business Library Review"