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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date April 15, 2008
Pages 317
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226065663
ISBN-10 0226065669
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $17.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.
 
Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?”
 
The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers
 
Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.


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Hardcover
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3 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (April 15, 2008)
9780226065656 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.75 × 8.95 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $43.00
About: With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.
2 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (April 14, 2003)
9780226065670 | details & prices | 329 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $30.00
About: A completely revised, updated edition of the classic guide to conducting research discusses the motivations behind research and outlines the tools necessary to become a master at researching a topic.
Paperback
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3 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (April 15, 2008)
9780226065663 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $17.00
About: With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.
2 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (April 14, 2003)
9780226065687 | details & prices | 329 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A completely revised, updated edition of the classic guide to conducting research discusses the motivations behind research and outlines the tools necessary to become a master at researching a topic.
With Geraldine James | from Univ of Chicago Pr (September 1, 1995)
9780226065847 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $14.00
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About: Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to The Craft of Research for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively .

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