Table of contents for The Bedford researcher / Mike Palmquist.


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PREFACE FOR INSTRUCTORS INTRODUCTION FOR WRITERS I Joining the Conversation 1 Getting Started

1a How can I research and write with confidence?

1b How can I choose an appropriate topic? 2 Exploring and Narrowing Your Topic

2a How can I explore my topic?

2b How can I narrow my topic? 3 Developing Your Research Question and Proposal

3a How can I develop my research question?

3b What is a research proposal and how can I create one? II Working with Sources 4 Reading Critically

4a How does reading critically differ from evaluating?

4b How can I use my research question to read critically?

4c How can I read with an attitude?

4d What strategies can I use to read actively?

4e What should I pay attention to as I read?

4f How many times should I read a source? 5 Evaluating Sources

5a What factors should I use to evaluate a source?

5b Should I evaluate all types of sources in the same way? 6 Taking Notes

6a How can I record my notes?

6b What methods can I use to take notes and avoid plagiarism? 7 Avoiding Plagiarism

7a What is plagiarism?

7b What are research ethics?

7c What is common knowledge?

7d What is "fair use" and when should I ask permission to use a source?

7e Why do writers plagiarize?

7f How can I avoid plagiarism?

7g What should I do if I’m accused of plagiarism? III Collecting Information 8 Planning Your Search for Information

8a How can I create a search plan?

8b How can I create a schedule to carry out my plan?

8c How can I find out if my plan is a good one? 9 Searching for Information with Electronic Resources

9a How can I search for sources with online library catalogs?

9b How can I search for sources with databases?

9c How can I search for sources with Web search sites?

9d How can I search for sources with media search sites? 10 Searching for Information with Print Resources

10a How can I use the library stacks to locate sources?

10b How can I use a library periodicals room to locate sources?

10c How can I use a library reference room to locate sources? 11 Searching for Information with Field Research Methods

11a How can I use interviews to collect information?

11b How can I use observation to collect information?

11c How can I use surveys to collect information?

11d How can I use correspondence to collect information?

11e How can I use public events and broadcast media to collect information? 12 Managing Information

12a How can I save and organize the information I find?

12b How can I create a bibliography IV Writing Your Document 13 Developing, Supporting, and Organizing Your Ideas

13a How can I develop my thesis statement?

13b How can I support my thesis statement?

13c How should I organize my document? 14 Drafting

14a How can I use my outline to draft my document?

14b How can I draft effective paragraphs?

14c How can I draft my introduction?

14d How can I present evidence for my points?

14e How can I make sure my document is easy to follow?

14f How can I make my document more readable?

14g How can I draft my conclusion?

14h How should I document my sources? 15 Integrating Sources to Frame Your Argument and Avoid Plagiarism

15a How can I use source information to accomplish my purposes as a writer?

15b How can I integrate quotations?

15c How can I integrate paraphrases?

15d How can I integrate summaries?

15e How can I integrate numerical information?

15f How can I integrate images, audio, and video?

15g How can I ensure I’ve avoided plagiarism? 16 Writing with Style

16a How can I begin to write with style?

16b How can I polish my style? 17 Revising and Editing

17a What should I focus on as I revise my document?

17b What strategies should I use to revise?

17c What should I focus on as I edit my document?

17d What strategies should I use to edit? 18 Designing

18a How can I use design effectively?

18b What design elements can I use?

18c How should I design my document? V Documenting Sources 19 Understanding Documentation Systems

19a What is a documentation system and which one should I use?

19b How should I document my sources? 20 Using MLA Style

20a How do I cite sources within the text of my document?

20b How do I prepare the list of works cited? 21 Using APA Style

21a How do I cite sources within the text of my document?

21b How do I prepare the reference list? 22 Using Chicago Style

22a How do I cite sources within the text of my document?

22b How do I format notes and prepare the bibliography? 23 Using CSE Style

23a How do I cite sources within the text of my document?

23b How do I prepare the reference list? INDEX DIRECTORY OF TUTORIALS, ACTIVITIES, AND CHECKLISTS



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Report writing.
Academic writing.
Research -- Methodology.