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Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to The Craft of Research for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively . Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams present a completely revised and updated version of their classic handbook.

Like its predecessor, this new edition reflects the way researchers actually work: in a complex circuit of thinking, writing, revising, and rethinking. It shows how each part of this process influences the others and how a successful research report is an orchestrated conversation between a researcher and a reader. Along with many other topics, The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of thoughtful yet critical readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?"

Celebrated by reviewers for its logic and clarity, this popular book retains its five-part structure. Part 1 provides an orientation to the research process and begins the discussion of what motivates researchers and their readers. Part 2 focuses on finding a topic, planning the project, and locating appropriate sources. This section is brought up to date with new information on the role of the Internet in research, including how to find and evaluate sources, avoid their misuse, and test their reliability.

Part 3 explains the art of making an argument and supporting it. The authors have extensively revised this section to present the structure of an argument in clearer and more accessible terms than in the first edition. New distinctions are made among reasons, evidence, and reports of evidence. The concepts of qualifications and rebuttals are recast as acknowledgment and response. Part 4 covers drafting and revising, and offers new information on the visual representation of data. Part 5 concludes the book with an updated discussion of the ethics of research, as well as an expanded bibliography that includes many electronic sources.

The new edition retains the accessibility, insights, and directness that have made The Craft of Research an indispensable guide for anyone doing research, from students in high school through advanced graduate study to businesspeople and government employees. The authors demonstrate convincingly that researching and reporting skills can be learned and used by all who undertake research projects.

New to this edition:

Extensive coverage of how to do research on the internet, including how to evaluate and test the reliability of sources

New information on the visual representation of data

Expanded bibliography with many electronic sources

Synopsis:

Along with many other topics "The craft of research" explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question "So what?"

Synopsis:

Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to "The Craft of Research" for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively . Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams present a completely revised and updated version of their classic handbook.Like its predecessor, this new edition reflects the way researchers actually work: in a complex circuit of thinking, writing, revising, and rethinking. It shows how each part of this process influences the others and how a successful research report is an orchestrated conversation between a researcher and a reader. Along with many other topics, "The Craft of Research" explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of thoughtful yet critical readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?"Celebrated by reviewers for its logic and clarity, this popular book retains its five-part structure. Part 1 provides an orientation to the research process and begins the discussion of what motivates researchers and their readers. Part 2 focuses on finding a topic, planning the project, and locating appropriate sources. This section is brought up to date with new information on the role of the Internet in research, including how to find and evaluate sources, avoid their misuse, and test their reliability. Part 3 explains the art of making an argument and supporting it. The authors have extensively revised this section to present the structure of an argument in clearer and more accessible terms than in the firstedition. New distinctions are made among "reasons," "evidence," and "reports of evidence." The concepts of "qualifications and rebuttals" are recast as "acknowledgment and response." Part 4 covers drafting and revising, and offers new information on the visual representation of

About the Author

Wayne C. Booth is the George Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus 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 a professor of the 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 a 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.

Table of Contents

  1. pt. 1.Research, researchers, and readers
  2. Prologue : starting a research project
  3. 1.Thinking in print : the uses of research, public and private
  4. 2.Connecting with your reader : (re)creating your self and your audience
  5. pt. 2.Asking questions, finding answers
  6. Prologue : planning your project
  7. 3.From topics to questions
  8. 4.From questions to problems
  9. 5.From problems to sources
  10. 6.Using sources
  11. pt. 3.Making a claim and supporting it
  12. Prologue : pulling together your argument
  13. 7.Making good arguments : an overview
  14. 8.Claims
  15. 9.Reasons and evidence
  16. 10.Acknowledgments and responses
  17. 11.Warrants
  18. pt. 4.Preparing to draft, drafting, and revising
  19. Prologue : planning again
  20. 12.Planning and drafting
  21. 13.Revising your organization and argument
  22. 14.Introductions and conclusions
  23. 15.Communicating evidence visually
  24. 16.Revising style : telling your story clearly
  25. pt. 5.Some last considerations.

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Don Coleman, September 11, 2006 (view all comments by Don Coleman)
I found the book to be much more than just informative and practical in the mechanics of research. In fact, it is less about that and more about the researcher's need to understand his or her readers. An EXCELLENT book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226065687
Author:
Wayne C. Booth and Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Author:
Frisch, Rose E.
Author:
Booth, Wayne G.
Author:
Booth, Wayne C.
Author:
Colomb, Gregory G.
Author:
Williams, Joseph M.
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Technical Writing
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Series Volume:
107-234
Publication Date:
20030414
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Along with many other topics "The craft of research" explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question "So what?"
"Synopsis" by , Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to "The Craft of Research" for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively . Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams present a completely revised and updated version of their classic handbook.Like its predecessor, this new edition reflects the way researchers actually work: in a complex circuit of thinking, writing, revising, and rethinking. It shows how each part of this process influences the others and how a successful research report is an orchestrated conversation between a researcher and a reader. Along with many other topics, "The Craft of Research" explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of thoughtful yet critical readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?"Celebrated by reviewers for its logic and clarity, this popular book retains its five-part structure. Part 1 provides an orientation to the research process and begins the discussion of what motivates researchers and their readers. Part 2 focuses on finding a topic, planning the project, and locating appropriate sources. This section is brought up to date with new information on the role of the Internet in research, including how to find and evaluate sources, avoid their misuse, and test their reliability. Part 3 explains the art of making an argument and supporting it. The authors have extensively revised this section to present the structure of an argument in clearer and more accessible terms than in the firstedition. New distinctions are made among "reasons," "evidence," and "reports of evidence." The concepts of "qualifications and rebuttals" are recast as "acknowledgment and response." Part 4 covers drafting and revising, and offers new information on the visual representation of
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