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Making Sense in the Social Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Seventh Edition

Margot Northey, Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese

Series : Making Sense

Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this seventh edition of Making Sense in the Social Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information on proper documentation guidelines, essay and report writing, different methods of qualitative and quantitative research, ethical research, and more.

Readership : Suitable as a supplement for any college or university undergraduate course in social science that has a writing component.

A Note to the Students
1. Writing and Thinking
2. Designing a Project
3. Theorizing about a Project
4. Using Quantitative Data
5. Using Qualitative Data
6. Exercising Judgement and Good Ethics
7. Arguing and Writing with Style
8. Planning and Organizing an Essay or Report
9. Writing an Essay, Proposal, or Exam (Updated title)
10. Documentation
11. Presenting Your Work
12. Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
13. Punctuation
14. Misused Words and Phrases
Glossary I: Social Science
Glossary II: Grammar

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Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University. With the original Making Sense volume now in its eighth edition and seven specialized adaptations currently published, Northey's series of Making Sense texts has experienced tremendous success in the Canadian undergraduate market.

Lorne Tepperman is a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto.

Patrizia Albanese is a professor of sociology at Ryerson University.

Making Sense in Education - Margot Northey, Kristen Ferguson and Jon G. Bradley
The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook - The late William E. Messenger, Jan de Bruyn, The late Judy Brown and Ramona Montagnes
Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences - Margot Northey and Judi Jewinski
Making Sense in the Life Sciences - Margot Northey and Patrick von Aderkas
Making Sense in Religious Studies - Margot Northey, Bradford A. Anderson and Joel N. Lohr
Making Sense in Psychology - Margot Northey and Brian Timney
Making Sense - Margot Northey and Joan McKibbin
Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences - Margot Northey, Dianne Draper and David B. Knight
Research, Write, Create - Twyla Gibson and Mark Lipton
Student's Oxford Canadian Dictionary - Edited by Katherine Barber

Special Features

  • Concise. Making Sense in the Social Sciences features a concise overview of research and writing for students in the social sciences, for a reasonable price, that can be used as a resource for a student's entire academic career.
  • Practical. The text uses straightforward language to discuss the basics of research and writing. Instructors agree that as an overview, Making Sense books are much easier to digest than the heavier writing style guides, and they appreciate the discipline-specific content.
  • Current documentation coverage. Making Sense in the Social Sciences provides the most current guidelines for documentation in the social sciences, including coverage of the 2016 MLA update.
  • Up-to-date. In addition to the most up-to-date citation styles, Making Sense in the Social Sciences also features current examples, discipline-specific trends, and useful information on technology's evolving impact on research.
  • Accessible. Clean, uncluttered pages with ample lists and sectioned texts ensure the series presents information in a way that makes it easy for students to engage with.