Research and Writing Guide for Political Science by Kristen Williams

Research and Writing Guide for Political Science

byKristen Williams

Paperback | August 23, 2013

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$12.95

Earn 65 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

How do we know why the Soviet Union decided to place missiles in Cuba? How do we know why North Korea invaded South Korea? How do we know why the U.S. decided to invade Iraq?We know the answers to these questions because political science scholars did in-depth research and shared their findings. Conducting, presenting, and publishing research are all integral parts of being a political scientist. As students in political science courses, you are exposed to the researchdone by scholars. In turn, your professors would like you to become part of this community of scholars and will assign research papers so that you can demonstrate your knowledge of a specific topic. An indispensable resource, Research and Writing Guide for Political Science provides you with a brief primer on the basic skills required for writing an effective research paper. It covers conducting research (finding, evaluating, and using sources); the various parts of a research paper and howthey should be organized; writing, rewriting, revising, and editing; and citing the research (footnotes, endnotes, bibliographies, reference lists, and different academic citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago). A conclusion offers a list of additional resources.

About The Author

Kristen P. Williams is a Professor and Chair of Political Science at Clark University. She teaches courses on international relations, including U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. National Security, Women and War, Peace and War, and World Order and Globalization.
Adventures of a Deaf-Mute and Other Short Pieces
Adventures of a Deaf-Mute and Other Short Pieces

by William B. Swett

$26.59$33.24

Available for download

Not available in stores

Spring/Summer 2017 St. Martin's First Sampler
Spring/Summer 2017 St. Martin's First Sampler

by Michelle Gable

$0.00

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Research and Writing Guide for Political ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:August 23, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199890544

ISBN - 13:9780199890545

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Research and Writing Guide for Political Science

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

1. IntroductionWhat This Book Does Do and What It Does Not DoWhy Write a Research Paper?Getting Started: I Have to Write a Research Paper...What Do I Do Next?Parts of a Research PaperIntroductionLiterature ReviewResearch DesignEvidence/Analysis: Testing Your HypothesisConclusionBibliography or Works-Cited pageConclusion2. Conducting Research: Finding, Evaluating, and Using SourcesScholarly Sources: What Are They?Primary and Secondary SourcesBooksScholarly journalsFinding Scholarly Journal Articles and Book ReviewsNewspapers and magazinesData and Statistical SourcesInternetLibrary and the librariansTaking Effective NotesConclusion3. Writing, Rewriting, Revising, and EditingWriting: Drafts, Drafts, and More DraftsWriting the PaperThe IntroductionThe Literature ReviewRevisingEditing the PaperThe Nitty-Gritty: Formatting the Paper in Preparation For SubmissionProofreadingGetting Feedback From OthersConclusion4. Citations and BibliographyCiting Direct Quotes, Paraphrase, and IdeasCitation StylesAPA Style and References ListOther things to keep in mind as you cite and write using the APA styleMLA Style and Works-Cited ListOther things to keep in mind when you cite and write using the MLA styleChicago Style: Citations and BibliographyOther things to keep in mind when you cite and write using the Chicago styleConclusion5. Conclusion-Further ReadingsBooks for political science papersGeneral books on research and writing papersBibliography