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Author Booth, Wayne C., author

Title The craft of research / Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. FitzGerald
Edition Fourth edition
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
©2016

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Description xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Contents 1. Thinking in print : the uses of research, public and private -- 2. Connecting with your reader : creating a role for yourself and your readers -- 3. From topics to questions -- 4. From questions to a problem -- 5. From problems to sources -- 6. Engaging sources -- 7. Making good arguments : an overview -- 8. Making claims -- 9. Assembling reasons and evidence -- 10. Acknowledgments and responses -- 11. Warrants -- 12. Planning and drafting -- 13. Organizing your argument-- 14. Incorporating sources --15. Communicating evidence visually -- 16. Introductions and conclusions -- 17. Revising style : telling your story clearly -- Some last considerations
Summary "With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level-from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government-learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique. The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem. Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions-that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone-this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made The Craft of Research a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers" -- From the publisher
Notes Previous edition: 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-311) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Research -- Methodology.
Technical writing.
Research -- Methodology.
Research Design.
Research Design.
Writing.
Reading List ALX705 recommended text 2021
AAR410 recommended text 2021
AAR410 recommended text 2020
ALX705 recommended text 2020
AIX706 prescribed text 2020
AIX706 prescribed text 2019
AAR410 prescribed text 2019
ALX705 recommended text 2019
Author Bizup, Joseph, 1966- author
Colomb, Gregory G., author
FitzGerald, William T., author
Williams, Joseph M., author
LC no. 2016000143
ISBN 022623956X
9780226239569
022623973X
9780226239736