The craft of research

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 2008 - Reference - 335 pages
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With more than 400,000 copies now 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. 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.

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A really useful guide to doing research. - Goodreads
Yes, I read a book about how to do research. - Goodreads
Good information if you are writing a thesis paper. - Goodreads
It is easy to read and provides good examples. - Overstock.com
Includes some useful tips as well. - Goodreads
Must have for learning how to do research. - Goodreads

Review: The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

A really useful guide to doing research. I thought it had a lot of helpful advice on how to frame your research problem, how to do your research, how to write and plan your draft, and how to revise it. It'll be so helpful for writing my senior thesis. Read full review

Review: The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

User Review  - Anderson - Goodreads

Excellent book for anyone who, willingly or unwillingly, is involved in writing a research paper, thesis, or dissertation. PROS: This book is great to give you light in the midst of darkness. I had ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Wayne C. Booth (1921–2005) was the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago.  His many books include The Rhetoric of Fiction and For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals, both published by the University of Chicago Press. Gregory G. Colomb is professor of English language and literature at the University of Virginia.  He is the author of Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic. Joseph M. Williams is professor emeritus in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Style: Toward Clarity and Grace. Together Colomb and Williams have written The Craft of Argument. Booth, Colomb, and Williams coedited the seventh edition of Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

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