The Craft of Research
|Authors||Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. Fitzgerald|
|Publisher||University of Chicago Press|
The book aims to provide a basic overview of how to research, from the process of selecting a topic and gathering sources to the process of writing results. The book has become a standard text in college composition classes and is now in its fourth edition.
The first edition of The Craft of Research was a winner of the 1995-1996 Critics' Choice Award.
Material from The Craft of Research has also been adapted to form the first part of Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.
Below is the structure of the work, as outlined in the fourth edition.
Preface: The Aims of This Edition
I. Research, Researchers, and Readers
- Thinking in Print: The Uses of Research, Public and Private
- Connecting with Your Reader: Creating a Role for Yourself and Your Readers
II. Asking Questions, Finding Answers
- From Topics to Questions
- From Questions to Problems
- From Problems to Sources
- Engaging Sources
III. Making an Argument
- Making Good Arguments: An Overview
- Making Claims
- Assembling Reasons and Evidence
- Acknowledgments and Responses
IV. Writing Your Argument
- Planning and Drafting
- Organizing Your Argument
- Incorporating Sources
- Communicating Evidence Visually
- Introductions and Conclusions
- Revising Style: Telling Your Story Clearly
V. Some Last Considerations
- The Ethics of Research
- A Postscript for Teachers
- Appendix: Bibliographical Resources
|Third||2008||ISBN 978-0226065656 (Cloth)||Yes|
- 1. Joseph Bizup and William T. Fitzgerald became contributing authors with the fourth edition of The Craft of Research.
- 2.^ The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) 1st Edition listed on Amazon.com