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Tricks of the trade : how to think about your research while you're doing it /

by Becker, Howard Saul.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Chicago guides to writing, editing and publishing: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998Description: xi, 232 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0226041239; 9780226041230; 0226041247; 9780226041247.Subject(s): Sociology -- Authorship | Social sciences -- Authorship | Academic writingSummary: A guide to assist students to prepare research projects. Students will be able to make better sense of their research and simultaneously generate fresh ideas on where to look next for new data. The author's tricks cover four broad areas of social science: the creation of the 'imagery' to guide research; methods of 'sampling' to generate maximum variety in the data; the development of 'concepts' to organize findings; and the use of 'logical' methods to explore systematically the implications of what is found.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-228) and index.

A guide to assist students to prepare research projects. Students will be able to make better sense of their research and simultaneously generate fresh ideas on where to look next for new data. The author's tricks cover four broad areas of social science: the creation of the 'imagery' to guide research; methods of 'sampling' to generate maximum variety in the data; the development of 'concepts' to organize findings; and the use of 'logical' methods to explore systematically the implications of what is found.

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