The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Author Wayne C. Booth
ISBN-10 022623973X
ISBN-13 9780226239736
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher University Of Chicago Press
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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 levelfrom first year undergraduatesto advanced graduate studentsto research reporters in business and governmentlearn 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 andintegrate 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 editionsthat the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyonethis 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 usingcontemporary sources this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers

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