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The craft of research /

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

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Main Author: Booth, Wayne C.
Other Names: Colomb, Gregory G. | Williams, Joseph M.
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Edition: 3rd ed.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Topics: Research - Methodology. | Technical writing.
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: EBSCOhost Click to access. Access limited to USML authorized borrowers.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 317 pages) : illustrations.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780226062648 (electronic bk.)
0226062643 (electronic bk.)
Summary: This book is a resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators, the authors present an updated third edition of their classic handbook which 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?". It 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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