A Rhetoric for the Social Sciences: A Guide to Academic and Professional Communication, Volume 348

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - Social Science - 492 pages
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This book provides social science majors with a systematic way of learning to write in their fields. It is based on the assumption that such writing is not a mechanical process, but a kind of rhetoric social scientists use to persuade each other of the validity of their research. KEY TOPICS: Features comprehensive coverage of research methods, including how to plan and propose original research, how to gather data or evidence from sources and how to document it. It goes beyond the typical survey of library tools and offers a brief chapter on how to use the Internet as a research tool.

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Contents

RHETORIC AND COMPOSING
1
The Individual and Social Dimensions of Composing
21
CREATING AND WRITING ABOUT NEW KNOWLEDGE
41
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About the author (1998)

Kristine Hansen is associate professor of English at Brigham Young University, where she has served as Coordinator of Composition. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.

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