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Craft of Research

Craft of Research - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0226065663

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ISBN13: 978-0226065663
ISBN10: 0226065669
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 2008
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Craft of Research - 3RD 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226065663

Wayne Booth, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams

ISBN13: 978-0226065663
ISBN10: 0226065669
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary
With more than 400,000 copies now 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. 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface The Aims of This Edition

I Research, Researchers, and Readers 1

1 Thinking in Print: The Uses of Research, Public and Private 9

2 Connecting with Your Reader: (Re)Creating Yourself and Your Readers 16

II Asking Questions, Finding Answers 29

3 From Topics to Questions 35

4 From Questions to a Problem 51

5 From Problems to Sources 68

6 Engaging Sources 84

III Making a Claim and Supporting It 103

7 Making Good Arguments: An Overview 108

8 Making Claims 120

9 Assembling Reasons and Evidence 130

10 Acknowledgments and Responses 139

11 Warrants 152

IV Planning, Drafting, and Revising 171

12 Planning 177

13 Drafting Your Report 187

14 Revising Your Organization and Argument 203

15 Communicating Evidence Visually 213

16 Introductions and Conclusions 232

17 Revising Style: Telling Your Story Clearly 249

V Some Last Considerations 271

The Ethics of Research 273

A Postscript for Teachers 277

App Bibliographical Resources 283

Index 313

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