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xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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 Reasearch 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226239736 20161213
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-206C-01, EDUC-206C-01
xxix, 273 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Part I. Preliminary Considerations Chapter 1. The Selection of a Research Approach Chapter 2. Review of the Literature Chapter 3. The Use of Theory Chapter 4. Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations Part II. Designing Research Chapter 5. The Introduction Chapter 6. The Purpose Statement Chapter 7. Research Questions and Hypotheses Chapter 8. Quantitative Methods Chapter 9. Qualitative Methods Chapter 10. Mixed Methods Procedures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452226095 20160612
This edition for sale in USA and Canada only. The book that has helped more than 150,000 students and researchers prepare their plan or proposal for a scholarly journal article, dissertation or thesis has been revised and updated while maintaining all the features that made the first edition so popular. New to this edition: because mixed method research has come into its own since the publication of the first edition, every chapter now shows how to implement a mixed method design in your proposal or plan as well as showing how to do the other two (qualitative and quantitative) approaches; ethical issues that may arise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods designs have been added to a new section in Chapter 3; writing tips and considerations have been expanded and moved to the first part of the book to get your research plan started in the right direction. The latest developments in qualitative inquiry, including advocacy, participatory, and emancipatory approaches have been added to Chapter 10; mixed Method Procedures (Chapter 11) show readers how to identify the type of mixed method strategy, select the data collection and analysis approaches, and plan the overall structure of the study examples, drawn from various disciplinary fields, are used throughout the book to deepen the readers understanding of the discussion. These include examples of studies with marginalized individuals in our society that reflect issues in social justice in addition to the traditional samples and populations studied by social researchers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452226095 20160612
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-206C-01, EDUC-206C-01
xvii, 317 p. ; ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Research, researchers, and readers
  • Prologue: Becoming a researcher
  • Thinking in print: Uses of research, public and private
  • Connecting with your reader: (Re-)creating yourself and your audience
  • Asking questions, finding answers
  • Prologue: Planning your project - an overview
  • From topics to questions
  • From questions to a problem
  • From problems to sources
  • Engaging sources
  • Making a claim and supporting it
  • Prologue: Assembling a research argument
  • Making good arguments: Overview
  • Making claims
  • Assembling reasons and evidence
  • Acknowledgments and responses
  • Warrants
  • Planning, drafting, and revising
  • Prologue: Planning again
  • Planning
  • Drafting your report
  • Revising your organization and argument
  • Communicating evidence visually
  • Introductions and conclusions-- Revising style: Telling your story clearly
  • Some last considerations.
With more than 200,000 copies 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.Now, 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226065656 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
EDUC-206C-01, EDUC-206C-01