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Sociology Student Writer's Manual, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By William A. Johnson, Richard P. Rettig, Greg Scott, Stephen M. Garrison

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 5, 2009

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For all courses in Sociology, from introductory to advanced, involving the research and writing of papers.

 

The most comprehensive book available that deals specifically  with writing sociology papers, this updated reference/manual helps both beginning and advanced students learn how to research and write in sociology, and how to improve their writing ability in general. This manual is designed to help students organize thoughts and directions in order to write more clearly and accurately.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Introduction: Welcome to the Study of Sociology  

Part I: A Handbook of Style for Sociology  

Chapter 1: Writing as Communication  

Chapter 2: Writing Competently  

Chapter 3: Formats  

Chapter 4: Citing Sources  

           

Part II: Conducting Research in Sociology  

Chapter 5: Organizing the Research Process  

Chapter 6: Sources of Information  

Chapter 7: Internet Resources and Distance Learning  

Chapter 8: Doing Social Research  

 

Part III: How to Write Different Types of Sociology Papers  

Chapter 9: Social Issue Papers    

Chapter 10: Critical Evaluation of Sociological Literature  

Chapter 11: Quantitative Research Papers  

Chapter 12: Qualitative Research Papers  

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Introduction: Welcome to the Study of Sociology  

What Is Sociology?  

            Different Kinds of Sociology  

            Some Fundamental Ideas of Sociology  

            A Brief History of Sociology  

            The Rise of American Sociology  

            Major Sociological Perspectives  

            A Final Note  

 

PART I: A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR SOCIOLOGY  

 

Chapter 1: Writing as Communication  

            1.1 Writing to Learn  

         1.2 The Writing Process   (New section on Paragraph Development)

            1.3 Levels of Academic Writing  

 

Chapter 2: Writing Competently  

            2.1 Guidelines for the Competent Writer  

            2.2 Some Rules of Punctuation and Grammar  

            2.3 Spelling  

 

Chapter 3: Formats  

            3.1 General Page Format  

            3.2 Title Page  

            3.3 Abstract  

            3.4 Executive Summary  

            3.5 Outline Page  

            3.6 Table of Contents  

            3.7 List of Tables and Figures  

            3.8 Tables  

            3.9 Illustrations and Figures  

            3.10 Text  

            3.11 Headings and Subheadings  

            3.12 References  

            3.13 Appendixes  

 

Chapter 4: Citing Sources  

            4.1 Preliminary Considerations  

            4.2 Citing Sources in ASA Format   (Updated with new ASA Style Guide)

 

PART II: CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN SOCIOLOGY  

 

Chapter 5: Organizing the Research Process  

            5.1 Gaining Control of the Research Process  

            5.2 Effective Research Methods  

            5.3 Avoiding Plagiarism   (New section with Expanded Description)


Chapter 6: Sources of Information  

            6.1 Guides to Sociological Literature  

            6.2 General Periodicals and Newspapers  

            6.3 Academic Journals  

            6.4 Researching Books  

            6.5 U.S. Government Publications  

 

Chapter 7: Internet Resources and Distance Learning  

            7.1 Internet Resources for Writing Well  

            7.2 Sociology Resources on the Internet   (Updated)

            7.3 The Library of Congress and THOMAS   (New section)

            7.3 A Guide to Distance Learning  

 

Chapter 8: Doing Social Research  

            8.1 Thinking Scientifically  

            8.2 The Scientific Method  

            8.3 Common Quantitative Research Designs  

 

PART III: How to Write Different Types of Sociology Papers  

 

Chapter 9: Social Issue Papers  

            9.1 Issue Reaction Papers  

            9.2 Social Issue Analysis Papers  

 

Chapter 10: Critical Evaluation of Sociological Literature  

            10.1 Book Reviews  

            10.2 Article Critiques  

            10.3 Literature Reviews  

            10.4 Annotated Bibliographies 

 

Chapter 11: Quantitative Research Papers  

            11.1 Quantitative Research Designs  

            11.2 Survey-Based Quantitative Research Papers   (Expanded Description on the Text section)

            11.3 A Survey-Based Quantitative Research Paper  (New sample paper)

 

Chapter 12: Qualitative Research Papers  

            12.1 What Is Qualitative Research?  

            12.2 Comparing Quantitative and Qualitative Research  

            12.3 Case Studies as Qualitative Research  

            12.4 A Qualitative Case Study Paper  

 

Glossary  

References   

Index

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