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Social sciences research : writing strategies for students
Staines, Gail M., 1961-
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Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000.
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x, 107 pages ; 23 cm

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Social Sciences Research: Research, Writing, and Presentation Strategies for Students is a comprehensive resource to help students perform library research in the social sciences, develop writing strategies for formal papers, and orally present and defend their work. Drawing on their backgrounds in teaching library research and writing methods, the authors elaborate on how to recognize a scholarly from a popular source, develop research questions, conduct computer-assisted literature searches, and write papers in an acceptable format (APA).

Author Notes

Gail M. Staines is executive director of the Western New York Library Resources Council.
Mark Bonacci is assistant professor of human services at Niagara County Community College.
Katherine Johnson is assistant professor of sociology at Niagara County Community College in western New York state.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Chapter 1 Choosing an Appropriate Research Questionp. 1
Chapter 2 Designing a Search for Scholarly Literaturep. 7
Chapter 3 Conducting a Search for Scholarly Literaturep. 13
Chapter 4 Outlining the Research Paperp. 31
Chapter 5 Taking Notes While Readingp. 37
Chapter 6 The APA Format: Writing and the Use of an Appropriate Formatp. 43
Chapter 7 The Writing Process Itself: You Can't Edit a Blank Pagep. 53
Chapter 8 Presenting the Research Paperp. 57
Chapter 9 Some Final Thoughtsp. 61
Appendix 1 Research Questions Posed by Prior Studentsp. 63
Appendix 2 Example Paperp. 65
Appendix 3 Worksheetsp. 79
Appendix 4 Blank Citation Formsp. 97
Bibliographyp. 103
Indexp. 105
About the Authorsp. 107