The Modern Researcher / Edition 5 available in Paperback
|Publisher:||Harcourt College Publishers|
|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.