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Making Sense in the Social Sciences

The Making Sense series offers clear, concise guides to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate study. The volumes in the Making Sense series-covering courses in the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, engineering, psychology, religious studies, and education-are intended for students in any undergraduate course with a research and writing component, but are especially appropriate for those at the first-year level. Revisions to the sixth edition of Making Sense in the Social Sciences include new chapter summaries, coverage of new developments in technology-based research and writing, new sections on systematic literature reviews and on the nature of knowledge, and up-to-date coverage of MLA, APA, and SSS documentation styles.
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Table of Contents

Preface ; Acknowledgements ; 1. Writing and Thinking ; 2. Designing a Project ; 3. Theorizing about a Project ; 4. Using Quantitative Data ; 5. Using Qualitative Data ; 6. Exercising Judgment and Good Ethics ; 7. Arguing and Writing with Style ; 8. Planning and Organizing an Essay or Report ; 9. Writing an Essay or Exam ; 10. Documentation ; 11. Presenting Your Work ; 12. Common Errors in Grammar and Usage ; 13. Punctuation ; 14. Misused Words and Phrases ; Glossary I: Social Science ; Glossary II: Grammar ; References ; Index

About the Author

Lorne Tepperman is a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University. Patrizia Albanese is a professor of sociology at Ryerson University.

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