Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
  1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$74.25
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Reference- Research

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing series:

Digital Paper: A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing)

by

Digital Paper: A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Todayand#8217;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.and#160;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 and#160;how-to manual, Abbottand#8217;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 Abbottand#8217;s unique, forthright approach and relish every page of Digital Paper.

About the Author

Andrew Abbott is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He edits the American Journal of Sociology and his books include The System of Professions, Department and Discipline, Chaos of Disciplines, and Time Matters, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

To the Reader

1and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Introduction

2and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; A Library Ethnography

3and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Fundamentals

4and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Preliminary Phase

5and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Midphase Bibliography

6and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Midphase Scanning, Browsing, and Brute Force

7and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Reading

8and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Midphase Files and Organization

9and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Midphase Analysis

10and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Midphase Writing

11and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Midphase Design

12and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Endphase

Glossaryand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;

Index

and#160;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226167640
Author:
Abbott, Andrew Delano
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Abbott, Andrew
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Reference-Research
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 figures
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Reference » Bibliography and Library Science

Digital Paper: A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$74.25 In Stock
Product details 272 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226167640 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.