The Sociology Student Writer's Manual

The Sociology Student Writer's Manual

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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 sociology-from introductory to advanced-while 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130226300
  • 9780130226303

Table of contents

To the Student. To the Instructor. Introduction. I. A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR SOCIOLOGY. 1. Writing as Communication. 2. Writing Competently. 3. Formats. 4. Citing Sources. II. HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN SOCIOLOGY. 5. Organizing the Research Process. 6. Information in the Library and on the Internet. 7. Conducting Quantitative Research. III. THINKING CRITICALLY AND ARGUING PERSUASIVELY. 8. An Introduction to Logic: Principles of Argument. 9. Avoiding Fallacies. IV. CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISES FOR INTRODUCTORY COURSES. 10. Issue Reaction Papers for Introductory Courses. 11. Social Analysis Papers for Introductory Courses. 12. Critical Evaluation of Sociological Literature. V. SOCIOLOGY PAPERS FOR ADVANCED COURSES. 13. Social Service Agency Case Studies. 14. Sociological Survey Papers. Glossary. References. Index.show more

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