A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers

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Author: Judith Richlin-Klonsky,Ellen Strenski,Roseann Giarrusso

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781572599512

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Ideal for instructors and students in a wide range of sociological courses, this guide makes the case that thinking and writing are integrally related and that writing, therefore, exercises the sociological imagination. Written in a clear and conversational style, A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers examines a wide range of writing assignments for sociology courses at all levels of the curriculum. Employing a variety of writing samples as a means to illustrate effective writing, this brief and inexpensive text teaches students how to deftly research and write about sociology.

A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers

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Author: Judith Richlin-Klonsky,Ellen Strenski,Roseann Giarrusso

Publisher: Worth Pub

ISBN: 9780312137625

Category: Communication in sociology

Page: 194

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Reflecting sociology's movement towards greater theoretical diversity, the Essentials section of this fourth edition, now includes detailed information about the range of sociological paradigms, theories and methods. There is also new material on electronic communication and research, as well as expanded discussions of plagiarism and techniques for revision.

A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers

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Author: The Sociology Writing Group

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464159467

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers insightfully lead students through the writing process, encouraging them to think sociologically as they develop their ideas and begin to write. Written in a clear and conversational style, the Guide both instructs students on the key steps of specific writing assignments—such as developing a proposal or a research paper—and also helps students get started writing, develop their ideas, and conquer writers block. Throughout, actual student papers annotated with author comments provide real-life examples of good writing and how writing can be improved. With new and expanded coverage on evaluating and citing electronic sources, plagiarism, qualitative and quantitative methods, A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers, Seventh Edition remains an essential resource for anyone writing a sociology paper.

Writing in Sociology

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Author: Mark Edwards

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483354598

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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With humor and empathy, Mark Edwards’s handbook provides undergraduate and early-career graduate students guidance in sociological writing of all kinds. Writing in Sociology offers unusual approaches to developing ideas into research questions, utilizing research literature, constructing research papers, and completing different kinds of course writing (including case studies, theory papers, and applied social science projects). New chapters in the Second Edition offer insights into giving and receiving effective peer review and presenting qualitative research results. By focusing on how to think about the goals and strategies implicit in each section of a writing project this book provides accessible advice to novice sociological writers.

A Sociology Writer's Guide

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Author: Linda L. Yellin

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205582389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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The Sociology Writer's Guide is designed to help sociology students at any level complete their writing assignments, and strengthen their research and bibliographic skills. Covers every kind of writing assignment a sociology student is likely to encounter: term papers, research papers, essays, compare/contrast papers, quantitative and qualitative research articles, text analysis papers, book reviews, abstracts, and essay exams. Teaches a practical, step-by-step approach to writing, from selecting a topic to submitting finished work. Uses Tips, Notes, and Reminders to highlight key points. Includes a complete list of examples for handling quotes and paraphrases, and for using citations and references in current sociological documentation style. Features a full discussion of bias-free language that covers race/ethnicity, social class, age, disability, religion, family status, and sexual orientation. The author is a sociology instructor, writer, and editor who has taught a writing for sociology class for over 12 years.

Writing for Emerging Sociologists

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Author: Angelique Harris,Alia Tyner-Mullings

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141299179X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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A writing guide designed for upper-level sociology undergraduate students and graduate students, this instructional text introduces students to the variety of writing projects that sociologists undertake, while also providing instruction on grammar and composition. It will provide students with practical knowledge concerning topics such as: peer reviewed journal manuscripts, book reviews, grant proposals, and field notes. What makes this book unique is that it offers useful advice and instruction for sociology college students whether they plan on entering the academy or the private, non-profit, or government sectors. Writing for Emerging Sociologists uses writing as a tool to help students learn not only about sociology as a field of study, but also the practice of sociology.

Writing in the Social Sciences

A Guide for Term Papers and Book Reviews

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Author: Jake Muller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199009862

Category: Book reviewing

Page: 240

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Ideal for students new to academic writing, Writing in the Social Sciences, Second Edition, is a clear, step-by-step guide to the entire writing process. Students will learn how to select and research a topic, develop and refine their ideas into a comprehensive outline, and convert the outline into a research paper or book report.

The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing

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Author: Angelique Harris,Alia R. Tyner-Mullings

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506367704

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The Sociology Student's Guide to Writing, by Angelique Harris and Alia R. Tyner-Mullings, is a brief, economical reference work that gives practical advice about the writing tasks and issues that undergraduate students face in their first sociology courses. Along with more traditional topics, it incorporates valuable information about composing emails, writing for online forums, and using technology for information-gathering and note-taking. Used by itself or in combination with other texts, this book will increase the quality of student writing and enhance their knowledge of how sociologists communicate in writing.

Wilding of America

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Author: Charles Derber

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429232994

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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The American dream champions individualism. But at what price? In the fully updated fifth edition of The Wilding of America, Charles Derber chronicles the latest incidents of “wilding”- acts of self-interested violence or greed that weaken the social fabric. Each chapter of the new edition has been thoroughly revised. New discussions include: an analysis of global corporate power in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis including an in-depth look at factory workers in both Guatemala and South China; an examination of the state of New Orleans in 2009; and a look at the impact of the Obama administration on wilding behavior. In addition, two all new chapters have been added to the Fifth Edition. Chapter 5, Subprime Capitalism, examines the 2008 Wall street collapse including sections on the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, the workings of the housing market, and the role of the media before and after the collapse. Chapter 9, The Tragedy of the Commons, identifies how wilding behavior threatens the building blocks of a good society. This chapter specifically examines the effects of wilding on our public space, social infrastructure, and natural environment.

Readings in Social Research Methods

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Author: Diane Kholos Wysocki

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495093378

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This reader is designed to accompany any main text in research methods or be used as a stand-alone reader. It has been closely patterned on the range of topics covered in Earl Babbie's best selling texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 11/e and BASICS O

A Short Guide to Writing about Social Science

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Author: Lee J. Cuba

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321078421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

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Comprehensive and well-balanced, this writing guide is designed to help its reader to prepare effective documents in the field of social science. The revised fourth edition includes coverage of may important topics, including: efficiently using the Internet for research as well as traditional information resources, the need for sustained and thoughtful revision, mastering oral communication, many different citation styles. For anyone interested in writing papers in the field of social science.

Writing in Sociology

A Brief Guide

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Author: Cary Moskovitz,Lynn Smith-Lovin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190203924

Category: Sociology

Page: 288

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Compact and inexpensive, Writing Sociology can be assigned even for classes that use only part of the book. Separate chapters for different kinds of writing assignments make it easy to know which to assign. It includes extensive and practical discussion on major phases of research writing -including choosing a meaningful and manageable research question, identifying the relevant literature, and presenting results. And because students often struggle to use sources appropriately, we cover this in detail; topics include how to choose the most useful and appropriate sources,understanding the various ways sources are used in sociology writing, and how to properly cite sources within text and in the reference list. Later chapters provide sophisticated guidance on stylistic and other matters that often frustrate teachers, including use of first-person, organization,writing concisely, and avoiding plagiarism. Because no book can be effective if students don't read it, this book delivers sophisticated writing concepts in a light-hearted style that engages students without being condescending.

Ten Questions: A Sociological Perspective

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Author: Joel M. Charon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713440

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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A perfect alternative to the traditional introductory sociology text, TEN QUESTIONS: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, Eighth Edition, employs a unique approach to introducing and examining sociological principles. The text poses and answers questions that pique student interest, such as: What does it mean to be human? Are human beings free? Why is there misery in the world? The book examines the philosophies of classical sociologists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mead, and Berger, and looks at how the field of sociology has approached these questions over the past 150 years. Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition includes such new real-world examples as the political revolution in Egypt and the Tea Party movement as illustrations of social conflict; and intriguing new discussions of how individuals can affect society, inequality and social stratification, and many other topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life

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Author: Josee Johnston,Kate Cairns,Shyon Baumann

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317690672

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

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The challenges of teaching a successful introductory sociology course today demand materials from a publisher very different from the norm. Texts that are organized the way the discipline structures itself intellectually no longer connect with the majority of student learners. This is not an issue of pandering to students or otherwise seeking the lowest common denominator. On the contrary, it is a question of again making the practice of sociological thinking meaningful, rigorous, and relevant to today’s world of undergraduates. This comparatively concise, highly visual, and affordable book offers a refreshingly new way forward to reach students, using one of the most powerful tools in a sociologist’s teaching arsenal—the familiar stuff in students’ everyday lives throughout the world: the jeans they wear to class, the coffee they drink each morning, or the phones their professors tell them to put away during lectures. A focus on consumer culture, seeing the strange in the familiar, is not only interesting for students; it is also (the authors suggest) pedagogically superior to more traditional approaches. By engaging students through their stuff, this book moves beyond teaching about sociology to helping instructors teach the practice of sociological thinking. It moves beyond describing what sociology is, so that students can practice what sociological thinking can do. This pedagogy also posits a relationship between teacher and learner that is bi-directional. Many students feel a sense of authority in various areas of consumer culture, and they often enjoy sharing their knowledge with fellow students and with their instructor. Opening up the sociology classroom to discussion of these topics validates students’ expertise on their own life-worlds. Teachers, in turn, gain insight from the goods, services, and cultural expectations that shape students’ lives. While innovative, the book has been carefully crafted to make it as useful and flexible as possible for instructors aiming to build core sociological foundations in a single semester. A map on pages ii–iii identifies core sociological concepts covered so that a traditional syllabus as well as individual lectures can easily be maintained. Theory, method, and active learning exercises in every chapter constantly encourage the sociological imagination as well as the "doing" of sociology.

Digital Paper

A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials

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Author: Andrew Abbott

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022616781X

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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Today’s researchers have access to more information than ever before. Yet the new material is both overwhelming in quantity and variable in quality. How can scholars survive these twin problems and produce groundbreaking research using the physical and electronic resources available in the modern university research library? In Digital Paper, Andrew Abbott provides some much-needed answers to that question. Abbott tells what every senior researcher knows: that research is not a mechanical, linear process, but a thoughtful and adventurous journey through a nonlinear world. He breaks library research down into seven basic and simultaneous tasks: design, search, scanning/browsing, reading, analyzing, filing, and writing. He moves the reader through the phases of research, from confusion to organization, from vague idea to polished result. He teaches how to evaluate data and prior research; how to follow a trail to elusive treasures; how to organize a project; when to start over; when to ask for help. He shows how an understanding of scholarly values, a commitment to hard work, and the flexibility to change direction combine to enable the researcher to turn a daunting mass of found material into an effective paper or thesis. More than a mere how-to manual, Abbott’s guidebook helps teach good habits for acquiring knowledge, the foundation of knowledge worth knowing. Those looking for ten easy steps to a perfect paper may want to look elsewhere. But serious scholars, who want their work to stand the test of time, will appreciate Abbott’s unique, forthright approach and relish every page of Digital Paper.

Crime, Inequality and Power

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Author: Eileen B. Leonard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317590201

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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Crime, Inequality and Power challenges the dominant definitions of crime and the criminal through its uniquely comparative approach. In this book Eileen Leonard analyzes multiple forms of criminal behavior in the United States, including violence, sexual assault, theft, and drug law violations, whilst also asking readers to consider the parallels between crimes that are rarely thought comparable. Leonard’s juxtaposition of familiar street crimes, such as car theft, alongside large-scale corporate theft, vividly exposes profound inequalities in the way crime is defined, and the treatment it receives within the criminal justice system. Leonard’s analysis also reveals the underlying inequalities of race, class, and gender which enable the perpetuation of such crimes, as well as calling into question the reality of fundamental American ideals of fairness and equal justice. Moreover, the book questions whether current policies that punish street crime excessively while minimizing the crimes of the powerful, fail to keep the public safe. A broader consideration of crime, and the inequalities that underlie it, offers a fresh opportunity to rethink public policies and enduring issues of crime and criminal justice. Challenging the many persistent inequalities in the perception of and response to crime, this critique of American crime and punishment will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as scholars, in the fields of criminology, sociology and law.

The Basics of Social Research

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Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305503074

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Guide to Argumentative Research Writing and Thinking

Overcoming Challenges

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Author: Arnold Wentzel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351707469

Category: Reference

Page: 154

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Research is difficult. Even though students are trained in the basic research methodology skills, when confronted with research writing, it feels to them as if they enter a bizarre world, with its own language and conventions, where it is hard to get things right. This book translates the apparent complexities of research writing into everyday ideas, language and skills, and will enable novice researchers to start overcoming the major stumbling blocks immediately. This book focuses only on the greatest challenges in research writing, specifically those that supervisors find most difficult to explain to novice researchers. These challenges include both basic and more complex skills, such as: finding original research contributions; establishing one’s voice while drawing on other authors; turning a vague idea into a feasible research question; generating literature reviews that are original in themselves; and avoiding list-like writing when discussing the research methodology. Wentzel shows that it is easier to overcome these challenges, not with lists of prescriptions that are difficult to remember while writing, but rather by cultivating an argumentative mindset. Not only is such a mindset much easier to maintain, but it offers a central point around which one can organise any difficult writing task. The book shows how to use the argumentative mindset to approach every important writing challenge. It translates all the necessary skills into jargon-free language using a variety of visuals and simple step-by-step procedures that will enable any person to read the book quickly and start writing immediately. The book is accompanied by a website containing an instructor’s manual with guidance on the teaching and assessment of research writing, as well as lecture slides.

Making Sense of the Social World

Methods of Investigation

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Author: Daniel F. Chambliss,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452217718

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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"Making Sense of the Social World, Fourth Edition is an engaging and student-friendly introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material."--pub. desc.