The Craft of Research

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Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226239736

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About the Author

Wayne C. Booth (1921-2005) was the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in English Language and Literature 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 (1951-2011) was professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic. Joseph M. Williams (1933-2008) was professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago and the author of Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Joseph Bizup is associate professor in the Department of English at Boston University. He is coeditor of the thirteenth edition of the Norton Reader and editor of the eleventh edition of Williams's Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. William T. FitzGerald is associate professor in the Department of English at Rutgers University-Camden.

Reviews

"A well-constructed, articulate reminder of how important fundamental questions of style and approach, such as clarity and precision, are to all research."--Praise for previous edition "Times Literary Supplement "
"I recommend it to my students . . . and keep a copy close at hand as the first option offered to students who ask, 'Just how should I begin my research?'"--Praise for previous edition "Business Library Review "
"For those writers in search of solid research to fuel their writing, this well-structured, accessible and affordable book is a gem."--Praise for previous edition "Writer "
"Accessible, readable and jargon-free. . . . The Craft of Research pays close attention to readers' needs and anxieties."--Praise for previous edition "Teaching in Higher Education "
"What sets The Craft of Research apart from these other resources is that it teaches the reader how to think deeply about research in a more general sense. . . . The ample, updated examples of present-day research propositions used to illustrate such thought exercises help to keep the approach fresh and contemporary for a new generation of readers. Information professionals and experienced researchers will especially appreciate the expanded and updated sections on how to find resources in today's information-rich, digital environment."--Reference Reviews
"This thorough but inexpensive book is foundational for understanding the research process from beginning to end, and the appendix lists sources for disciplinary-specific guidance that might be improved by including literature on particular research methods."--Choice
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