ISBN-10:
0155625136
ISBN-13:
9780155625136
Pub. Date:
02/01/1992
Publisher:
Harcourt College Publishers
The Modern Researcher / Edition 5

The Modern Researcher / Edition 5

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Overview

Widely used by professionals and students since its first appearance thirty-five years ago, The Modern Researcher is the classic introduction to the techniques of research and effective writing and speaking. Now completely revised and brought up to date to reflect changes in technology and current developments in our culture, this landmark work is an indispensable guide for all who write or edit, do research and report on it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780155625136
Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/1992
Edition description: 5th
Pages: 409
Product dimensions: 5.65(w) x 8.36(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

The two authors of this book have had their professional career in history, JACQUES BARZUN in Modern Cultural, HENRY F. GRAFF in American Political and Diplomatic, both at Colombia University. They first collaborated in creating the course in historical method required of all first-year graduate students, and the material for it was and remains the core of The Modern Researcher. Both scholars have published widely in periodicals of specialist and general interest and each has a list of influential books to his credit. Jacques Barzun's latest is From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural History. A summing up of his lifelong studies, it stayed on the best-seller list for weeks in 2000. Henry Graff's latest—almost simultaneous-are a third edition of his classic compendium The Presidents: A Reference History and Grover Cleveland, a biography.

Table of Contents

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 Conditions. 7. Patterns, Bias, And Revisionism. Part II: WRITING, SPEAKING, AND PUBLISHING. 8. Organizing: Paragraph, Chapter, And Part. 9. Plain Words: The War on Jargon and Cliches. 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.

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