The Craft of Research, 3/e

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams

  • 出版商: University Of Chicag
  • 出版日期: 2008-04-15
  • 售價: $600
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$570
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 336
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0226065669
  • ISBN-13: 9780226065663
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With more than 200,000 copies 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. Now, 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.


I Research, Researchers, and Readers 1
 Prologue: Starting a Research Project 3
1 Thinking in Print: The Uses of Research, Public and Private 9
2 Connecting with Your Reader: (Re)Creating Your Self and Your Audience 17
 Quick Tip: A Checklist for Understanding Your Readers 32
II Asking Questions, Finding Answers 35
 Prologue: Planning Your Project 37
3 From Topics to Questions 40
 Quick Tip: Finding Topics 53
4 From Questions to Problems 56
 Quick Tip: Disagreeing with Your Sources 72
5 From Problems to Sources 75
6 Using Sources 90
 Quick Tip: Speedy Reading 106
III Making a Claim and Supporting It 109
 Prologue: Pulling Together Your Argument 111
7 Making Good Arguments: An Overview 114
 Quick Tip: Designing Arguments Not for Yourself but for Your Readers: Two Common Pitfalls 124
8 Claims 127
 Quick Tip: Qualifying Claims to Enhance Your Credibility 135
9 Reasons and Evidence 138
 Quick Tip: Showing the Relevance of Evidence 149
10 Acknowledgments and Responses 151
 Quick Tip: The Vocabulary of Acknowledgment and Response 161
11 Warrants 165
 Quick Tip: Some Strategies for Challenging Warrants 179
IV Preparing to Draft, Drafting, and Revising 183
 Prologue: Planning Again 185
 Quick Tip: Outlining 187
12 Planning and Drafting 189
 Quick Tip: Using Quotation and Paraphrase 205
13 Revising Your Organization and Argument 208
 Quick Tip: Titles and Abstracts 219
14 Introductions and Conclusions 222
 Quick Tip: Opening and Closing Words 238
15 Communicating Evidence Visually 241
16 Revising Style: Telling Your Story Clearly 263
 Quick Tip: The Quickest Revision 281
V Some Last Considerations 283
 The Ethics of Research 285
 A Postscript for Teachers 289
 An Appendix on Finding Sources 297
 General Sources 298
 Special Sources 299
 A Note on Some of Our Sources 317
 Index 325