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The modern researcher

Author: Jacques Barzun; Henry F Graff
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Barzun; Henry F Graff
ISBN: 0155055291 9780155055292 0495318701 9780495318705
OCLC Number: 53244810
Notes: "The classic work on research and writing--completely updated for the Internet age"--Cover.
Description: xiii, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Principles and methods of research. 1. Research and report: characteristics --
2. The ABC of technique --
3. Finding the facts --
4. Verification --
5. Handling ideas --
6. Truth, causes, and conditions --
7. Pattern, bias, and revisionism --
Pt. II. Writing, speaking, and publishing. 8. Organizing: paragraph, chapter, and part --
9. Plain words: the war on jargon and clichés --
10. Clear sentences: emphasis, tone, and rhythm --
11. The arts of quoting and translating --
12. The rules of citing: footnotes and bibliography --
13. Revising for printer and public --
14. Modes of presentation.
Responsibility: Jacques Barzun and Henry F. Graff.

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An introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used in history courses, but also for writing and research methods courses in other departments. This book cover research,  Read more...
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Part I: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF RESEARCH. 1. Research and Report: Characteristics. 2. The ABC of Technique. 3. Finding the Facts. 4. Verification. 5. Handling Ideas. 6. Truth, Causes, And Read more...

 
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