Writing for Social Scientists

How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article: Second Edition

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Author: Howard S. Becker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226041377

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Students and researchers all write under pressure, and those pressures—most lamentably, the desire to impress your audience rather than to communicate with them—often lead to pretentious prose, academic posturing, and, not infrequently, writer’s block. Sociologist Howard S. Becker has written the classic book on how to conquer these pressures and simply write. First published nearly twenty years ago, Writing for Social Scientists has become a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. Becker’s message is clear: in order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat. It is not always an easy process, as Becker wryly relates. Decades of teaching, researching, and writing have given him plenty of material, and Becker neatly exposes the foibles of academia and its “publish or perish” atmosphere. Wordiness, the passive voice, inserting a “the way in which” when a simple “how” will do—all these mechanisms are a part of the social structure of academic writing. By shrugging off such impediments—or at the very least, putting them aside for a few hours—we can reform our work habits and start writing lucidly without worrying about grades, peer approval, or the “literature.” In this new edition, Becker takes account of major changes in the computer tools available to writers today, and also substantially expands his analysis of how academic institutions create problems for them. As competition in academia grows increasingly heated, Writing for Social Scientists will provide solace to a new generation of frazzled, would-be writers.

Mapping It Out

Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Author: Mark Monmonier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022621785X

Category: Science

Page: 316

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Writers know only too well how long it can take—and how awkward it can be—to describe spatial relationships with words alone. And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words, a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly, succinctly, and effectively. In his acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, Mark Monmonier showed how maps can distort facts. In Mapping it Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, he shows authors and scholars how they can use expository cartography—the visual, two-dimensional organization of information—to heighten the impact of their books and articles. This concise, practical book is an introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic logic and design, from the basics of scale to the complex mapping of movement or change. Monmonier helps writers and researchers decide when maps are most useful and what formats work best in a wide range of subject areas, from literary criticism to sociology. He demonstrates, for example, various techniques for representing changes and patterns; different typefaces and how they can either clarify or confuse information; and the effectiveness of less traditional map forms, such as visibility base maps, frame-rectangle symbols, and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complex spatial relationships. There is also a wealth of practical information on map compilation, cartobibliographies, copyright and permissions, facsimile reproduction, and the evaluation of source materials. Appendixes discuss the benefits and limitations of electronic graphics and pen-and-ink drafting, and how to work with a cartographic illustrator. Clearly written, and filled with real-world examples, Mapping it Out demystifies mapmaking for anyone writing in the humanities and social sciences. "A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted. It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye-catching cartograms, as they are called. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. It may even teach you to find your way."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

How to Write a BA Thesis

A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper

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Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226481272

Category: Reference

Page: 402

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The senior thesis is the capstone of a college education, but writing one can be a daunting prospect. Students need to choose their own topic and select the right adviser. Then they need to work steadily for several months as they research, write, and manage a major independent project. Now there's a mentor to help. How to Write a BA Thesis is a practical, friendly guide written by Charles Lipson, an experienced professor who has guided hundreds of students through the thesis-writing process. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis. Lipson also tackles issues beyond the classroom-from good work habits to coping with personal problems that interfere with research and writing. Filled with examples and easy-to-use highlighted tips, the book also includes handy time schedules that show when to begin various tasks and how much time to spend on each. Convenient checklists remind students which steps need special attention, and a detailed appendix, filled with examples, shows how to use the three main citation systems in the humanities and social sciences: MLA, APA, and Chicago. How to Write a BA Thesis will help students work more comfortably and effectively-on their own and with their advisers. Its clear guidelines and sensible advice make it the perfect text for thesis workshops. Students and their advisers will refer again and again to this invaluable resource. From choosing a topic to preparing the final paper, How to Write a BA Thesis helps students turn a daunting prospect into a remarkable achievement.

Proposals That Work

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Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Stephen J. Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452216851

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.

Conducting Research

A Handbook for School Social Workers

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Author: James G. McCullagh,Paula Allen-Meares

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: School social work

Page: 431

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This book provides social workers employed in educational settings with knowledge about various aspects of research and the value of integrating research into their daily practice to achieve a high level of performance while demonstrating accountability.

The Chicago Manual of Style

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Author: University of Chicago Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226104201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1026

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Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.

Academe

Bulletin of the AAUP.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: College teachers

Page: N.A

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How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper

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Author: Robert A. Day,Barbara Gastel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330278

Category: Reference

Page: 302

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A completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling guide to science writing.

American Bookseller

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

Page: N.A

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How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae

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Author: Acy L. Jackson

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: 9780844241302

Category: Résumés (Employment)

Page: 177

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The curriculum vitae, a resume of educational and work background, is essential for undergraduates applying to graduate and professional schools. Now revised and updated, "How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae "helps readers to analyze their academic career and create the best "academic resume" possible. Features: A new chapter on crafting international CVs Sample CVs, including scannable and international Extensive appendix material with a comprehensive list of action verbs and a bibliography of style books and manuals

Annual Meeting Program

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Author: American Educational Research Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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The Practice of Nursing Research

Conduct, Critique & Utilization

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Author: Nancy Burns (Ph. D.),Susan K. Grove

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721691770

Category: Nursing

Page: 840

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The fourth edition of THE PRACTICE OF NURSING RESEARCH expands upon the already extensive coverage of the previous editions, using new real research examples and comprehensive coverage of qualitative research to build an even better guide to nursing research. This field-leading resource includes relevant web sites within its twenty nine chapters to immediately link the reader to other current related content, and has itself been expanded and clarified to update its authoritative research and information. With an emphasis on critical thinking in the process of research that it guides the reader through and the inclusion of evidence-based practice, the fourth edition of THE PRACTICE OF NURSING RESEARCH shows why it is the leader in its field.

Schreiben in Cafés

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Author: Natalie Goldberg,Kerstin Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866710603

Category:

Page: 199

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Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse

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Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 394761814X

Category: Psychology

Page: 540

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Was ich hier als »Einführung in die Psychoanalyse« der Öffentlichkeit übergebe, ... ist die getreue Wiedergabe von Vorlesungen, die ich in den zwei Wintersemestern 1915/6 und 1916/7 vor einer aus Ärzten und Laien und aus beiden Geschlechtern gemischten Zuhörerschaft gehalten habe. Alle Eigentümlichkeiten, durch welche diese Arbeit den Lesern des Buches auffallen wird, erklären sich aus den Bedingungen ihrer Entstehung. Es war nicht möglich, in der Darstellung die kühle Ruhe einer wissenschaftlichen Abhandlung zu wahren; vielmehr mußte sich der Redner zur Aufgabe machen, die Aufmerksamkeit der Zuhörer während eines fast zweistündigen Vortrags nicht erlahmen zu lassen. Die Rücksicht auf die momentane Wirkung machte es unvermeidlich, daß derselbe Gegenstand eine wiederholte Behandlung fand, z. B. das eine Mal im Zusammenhang der Traumdeutung und dann später in dem der Neurosenprobleme. Die Anordnung des Stoffes brachte es auch mit sich, daß manche wichtige Themen, wie z. B. das des Unbewußten, nicht an einer einzigen Stelle erschöpfend gewürdigt werden konnten, sondern zu wiederholten Malen aufgenommen und wieder fallen gelassen wurden, bis sich eine neue Gelegenheit ergab, etwas zu ihrer Kenntnis hinzuzufügen. [Sigmund Freud im »Vorwort«] Inhalt: Vorwort | Erster Teil: Die Fehlleistungen | 1. Einleitung | 2. Die Fehlleistungen | 3. Die Fehlleistungen (Fortsetzung) | 4. Die Fehlleistungen (Schluß) | Zweiter Teil: Der Traum | 5. Schwierigkeiten und erste Annäherungen | 6. Voraussetzungen und Technik der Deutung | 7. Manifester Trauminhalt und latente Traumgedanken | 8. Kinderträume | 9. Die Traumzensur | 10. Die Symbolik im Traum | 11. Die Traumarbeit | 12. Analysen von Traumbeispielen | 13. Archaische Züge und Infantilismus des Traumes | 14. Die Wunscherfüllung | 15. Unsicherheiten und Kritiken | Dritter Teil: Allgemeine Neurosenlehre 16. Psychoanalyse und Psychiatrie | 17. Der Sinn der Symptome | 18. Die Fixierung an das Trauma. Das Unbewußte | 19. Widerstand und Verdrängung | 20. Das menschliche Sexualleben | 21. Libidoentwicklung und Sexualorganisationen | 22. Gesichtspunkte der Entwicklung und Regression. Ätiologie | 23. Die Wege der Symptombildung | 24. Die gemeine Nervosität | 25. Die Angst | 26. Die Libidotheorie und der Narzißmus | 27. Die Übertragung | 28. Die analytische Therapie

Die Unsterblichkeit der Henrietta Lacks

Die Geschichte der HeLa-Zellen

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Author: Rebecca Skloot

Publisher: Irisiana

ISBN: 3641051754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Dieses Buch betrifft uns alle Sie waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs und AIDS zu erzielen. Klonen und Genforschung wäre ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der HeLa-Zellen. Hinter dem Kürzel verbirgt sich eine Frau namens Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschenderweise vermehrten. Damit war der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft. Die prämierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Rebecca Skloot stellt in ihrem brillant verfassten Buch wichtige Jahrzehnte der Medizingeschichte vor und wirft dabei immer wieder ethische Fragen auf. Sie erzählt die tragische Familiengeschichte der Lacks’, die von Rassismus und mangelnden Bildungschancen geprägt ist. Ihr Buch ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Biografie, Medizingeschichte, Debattenbuch und beachtlichem Enthüllungsjournalismus.