Booth, Wayne C.

The craft of research / Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. FitzGerald. - Fourth edition. - Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2016. - xvi, 316 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. - Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing . - Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing .

Previous edition: 2008.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

I. Research, researchers, and readers. Prologue : becoming a researcher -- 1. Thinking in print : the uses of research, public and private -- 2. Connecting with your reader : creating a role for yourself and your readers -- II. Asking questions, finding answers. Prologue : planning your project : an overview -- 3. From topics to questions -- 4. From questions to a problem -- 5. From problems to sources -- 6. Engaging sources -- III. Making an argument. Prologue : assembling a research argument -- 7. Making good arguments : an overview -- 8. Making claims -- 9. Assembling reasons and evidence -- 10. Acknowledgments and responses -- 11. Warrants -- IV. Writing your argument. Prologue : planning again -- 12. Planning and drafting -- 13. Organizing your argument -- 14. Incorporating sources -- 15. Communicating evidence visually -- 16. Introductions and conclusions -- 17. Revising style : telling your story clearly -- V. Some last considerations. The ethics of research. A postscript for teachers.

A guide to conducting effective and meaningful research which explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to critique. This edition includes: extended coverage of new research techniques made possible by online databases and search engines; increased discussion of the value of online sources and how to assess their reliability; full revisions and reorganizations of chapters to reflect changing research methods; enhanced differentiation of the activities of research, argument, and writing.

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