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Writing For Social Scientists

Writing for Social Scientists PDF
Author: Howard Saul Becker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780226041087
Size: 80.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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Writing For Social Scientists

by Howard Saul Becker, Writing For Social Scientists Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Writing For Social Scientists books, An examination of the moral and emotional problems at the root of bad writing.



Writing For Social Scientists

Writing for Social Scientists PDF
Author: Howard S. Becker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2008-11-15
ISBN: 0226041379
Size: 42.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Writing For Social Scientists

by Howard S. Becker, Writing For Social Scientists Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Writing For Social Scientists books, Students and researchers all write under pressure, and those pressures—most lamentably, the desire to impress your audience rather than to communicate with them—often lead to pretentious prose, academic posturing, and, not infrequently, writer’s block. Sociologist Howard S. Becker has written the classic book on how to conquer these pressures and simply write. First published nearly twenty years ago, Writing for Social Scientists has become a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. Becker’s message is clear: in order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat. It is not always an easy process, as Becker wryly relates. Decades of teaching, researching, and writing have given him plenty of material, and Becker neatly exposes the foibles of academia and its “publish or perish” atmosphere. Wordiness, the passive voice, inserting a “the way in which” when a simple “how” will do—all these mechanisms are a part of the social structure of academic writing. By shrugging off such impediments—or at the very least, putting them aside for a few hours—we can reform our work habits and start writing lucidly without worrying about grades, peer approval, or the “literature.” In this new edition, Becker takes account of major changes in the computer tools available to writers today, and also substantially expands his analysis of how academic institutions create problems for them. As competition in academia grows increasingly heated, Writing for Social Scientists will provide solace to a new generation of frazzled, would-be writers.



Writing For Social Scientists

Writing for Social Scientists PDF
Author: Howard Saul Becker
Publisher:
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780226041087
Size: 38.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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Writing For Social Scientists

by Howard Saul Becker, Writing For Social Scientists Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Writing For Social Scientists books, An examination of the moral and emotional problems at the root of bad writing.



Technical Writing For Social Scientists

Technical Writing for Social Scientists PDF
Author: John Sterling Harris
Publisher: Burnham Incorporated Pub
Release: 1976
ISBN:
Size: 80.26 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 122
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Technical Writing For Social Scientists

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Creative Writing For Social Research

Creative Writing for Social Research PDF
Author: Richard Phillips
Publisher:
Release: 2021-01-20
ISBN: 1447355989
Size: 46.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Creative Writing For Social Research

by Richard Phillips, Creative Writing For Social Research Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Creative Writing For Social Research books, Inviting beginners and more experienced researchers to explore new ways of writing, this book introduces readers to creatively written research in a variety of formats including plays and poems, videos and comics. It not only gives social researchers permission, but also shows them how, to write creatively.



Professional Academic Writing In The Humanities And Social Sciences

Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences PDF
Author: Susan MacDonald
Publisher: SIU Press
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780809319305
Size: 57.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 239
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Professional Academic Writing In The Humanities And Social Sciences

by Susan MacDonald, Professional Academic Writing In The Humanities And Social Sciences Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Professional Academic Writing In The Humanities And Social Sciences books, In Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Susan Peck MacDonald tackles important and often controversial contemporary questions regarding the rhetoric of inquiry, the social construction of knowledge, and the professionalization of the academy. MacDonald argues that the academy has devoted more effort to analyzing theory and method than to analyzing its own texts. Professional texts need further attention because they not only create but are also shaped by the knowledge that is special to each discipline. Her assumption is that knowledge-making is the distinctive activity of the academy at the professional level; for that reason, it is important to examine differences in the ways the professional texts of subdisciplinary communities focus on and consolidate knowledge within their fields. Throughout the book, MacDonald stresses her conviction that academics need to do a better job of explaining their text-making axioms, clarifying their expectations of students at all levels, and monitoring their own professional practices. MacDonald’s proposals for both textual and sentence-level analysis will help academic professionals better understand how they might improve communication within their professional communities and with their students.



Das Sechste Sterben

Das sechste Sterben PDF
Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 3518740628
Size: 79.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : de
Pages : 312
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Das Sechste Sterben

by Elizabeth Kolbert, Das Sechste Sterben Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Das Sechste Sterben books, Sie haben noch nie etwas vom Stummelfußfrosch gehört? Oder vom Sumatra-Nashorn? Gut möglich, dass Sie auch nie von ihnen hören werden, denn sie sind dabei auszusterben. Wir erleben derzeit das sechste sogenannte Massenaussterben: In einem relativ kurzen Zeitraum verschwinden ungewöhnlich viele Arten. Experten gehen davon aus, dass es das verheerendste sein wird, seit vor etwa 65 Millionen Jahren ein Asteroid unter anderem die Dinosaurier auslöschte. Doch dieses Mal kommt die Bedrohung nicht aus dem All, sondern wir tragen die Verantwortung. Wie haben wir Menschen das Massenaussterben herbeigeführt? Wie können wir es beenden? Elizabeth Kolbert spricht mit Geologen, die verschwundene Ozeane erforschen, begleitet Botaniker in die Anden und begibt sich gemeinsam mit Tierschützern auf die Suche nach den letzten Exemplaren gefährdeter Arten. Sie zeigt, wie ernst die Lage ist, und macht uns zu Zeugen der dramatischen Ereignisse auf unserem Planeten.



Telling About Society

Telling About Society PDF
Author: Howard S. Becker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN: 0226041263
Size: 50.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 313
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Telling About Society

by Howard S. Becker, Telling About Society Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Telling About Society books, I Remember, one of French writer Georges Perec’s most famous pieces, consists of 480 numbered paragraphs—each just a few short lines recalling a memory from his childhood. The work has neither a beginning nor an end. Nor does it contain any analysis. But it nonetheless reveals profound truths about French society during the 1940s and 50s. Taking Perec’s book as its cue, Telling About Society explores the unconventional ways we communicate what we know about society to others. The third in distinguished teacher Howard Becker’s best-selling series of writing guides for social scientists, the book explores the many ways knowledge about society can be shared and interpreted through different forms of telling—fiction, films, photographs, maps, even mathematical models—many of which remain outside the boundaries of conventional social science. Eight case studies, including the photographs of Walker Evans, the plays of George Bernard Shaw, the novels of Jane Austen and Italo Calvino, and the sociology of Erving Goffman, provide convincing support for Becker’s argument: that every way of telling about society is perfect—for some purpose. The trick is, as Becker notes, to discover what purpose is served by doing it this way rather than that. With Becker’s trademark humor and eminently practical advice, Telling About Society is an ideal guide for social scientists in all fields, for artists interested in saying something about society, and for anyone interested in communicating knowledge in unconventional ways.