Higher Education

Research Papers, 16th Edition

  • William Coyle Salem State College
  • Joe Law Wright State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111839514  |  ISBN-13: 9781111839512
  • 272 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

From choosing the right topic to proofreading their finished work, RESEARCH PAPERS, 16e helps students confidently tackle the process of creating a successful research paper, one step at a time. Featuring straightforward, step-by-step descriptions--each of which is supported by current examples and hands-on exercises--this edition offers today's students an unparalleled writing resource. In keeping with the authors' commitment to providing the most user-friendly and up-to-date writing manual on the market, students will also find the very latest information on documentation styles, including the 2009 MLA and 2010 APA updates, plagiarism, and online research, all contained within a convenient large format and easy-to-use spiral binding.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter-opening checklists highlight the most important points to remember, giving students a roadmap for review and study.
  • To meet the needs of today's students, the authors offer thorough coverage of the best ways to find, evaluate, and integrate online sources into a research paper. Increased attention is given to online sources in this edition.
  • Chapter 5, "Incorporating Sources Responsibly," illustrates the "do's" and "don'ts" of integrating sources, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Increased attention is given to introducing sources and marking their boundaries, the area in which students are most likely to commit inadvertent plagiarism. In addition, plagiarism is the subject of one of the new sample papers, and coverage of that student's research activities will help to keep the topic in view throughout the text.
  • In-text and web-based exercises and activities offer students a range of practical review opportunities and comprehension checks to reinforce important chapter concepts. Many of these activities ask students to apply these concepts directly to their research and writing in progress.

Table of Contents

1. Shaping Your Topic.
2. Learning Research Resources and Procedures.
3. Using Basic Reference Sources.
4. Evaluating and Recording Material.
5. Incorporating Sources Responsibly.
6. Writing Your First Draft.
7. Preparing Your Final Copy.
8. Documenting a Paper: MLA Style.
9. Documenting a Paper: APA Style.

What's New

  • An increased focus on plagiarism-- To meet the needs of today's students, the new edition offers expanded coverage of the best ways to find, evaluate, and integrate online sources into a research paper. Chapter 5, "Incorporating Sources Responsibly," is devoted entirely to the topic of citing sources responsibly. To emphasize this throughout every step of the researching and writing processes, every chapter now includes a "Using Sources Responsibly" box to reinforce the idea of citing responsibly during each step of the process. In addition, a plagiarism icon is used throughout the text whenever there is a discussion of citing sources responsibly. Finally, one of the sample papers in Chapter 8 addresses the definition of plagiarism in the context of college writing and provides some additional guidance for students as well.
  • Chapter 5, "Incorporating Sources Responsibly"--This chapter illustrates the "do's" and "don'ts" of integrating sources, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Increased attention is given to introducing sources and marking their boundaries, the area in which students are most likely to commit inadvertent plagiarism. In addition, plagiarism is the subject of one of the new sample papers, and coverage of that student's research activities will help to keep the topic in view throughout the text.
  • Two sample papers are new to this edition--James Kebler's paper on plagiarism and T. J. Karshner's paper on Gender Identity Disorder in children draw more substantially on online sources than sample papers in earlier editions.
  • Chapter-opening checklists--Checklists at the start of each chapter highlight the most important points to remember, giving students a roadmap for review and study.
  • MLA and APA--This edition offers examples of the latest documentation styles and sources, as well as full coverage of both MLA and APA styles.
  • New End-of-Chapter Exercises--In-text and web-based exercises and activities offer students a range of practical review opportunities and comprehension checks to reinforce important chapter concepts. Many of these activities ask students to apply these concepts directly to their research and writing in progress.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"RESEARCH PAPERS is a practical, useful guide to writing research arguments that students can easily engage. It's simple, sleek design itself makes an argument: This book will see students through their college years, a trusty friend who can help out when they're in a bind."

— Andrew Scott, Ball State University

"Good solid book that two year and four year students would like to use and wouldn't get overwhelmed in using it. It's a student friendly book that demystifies the whole research process."

— Michael , Westmoreland County Community College

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 113311363X | ISBN-13: 9781133113638)

Collaborative research is discussed in the Online Instructor's Resource Manual. This manual also contains notes on each chapter, supplementary exercises, and answer keys to exercises when needed. This password-protected resource is available for easy download at the book's Companion Website.

InfoTracĀ® College Edition Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0534558534 | ISBN-13: 9780534558536)

This online research and learning center offers over 20 million full-text articles from nearly 6,000 scholarly and popular periodicals. The articles cover a broad spectrum of disciplines and topics--ideal for every type of researcher. Learn more at www.cengage.com/infotrac. (Access code/card required).

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Student Supplements

InfoTracĀ® College Edition Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0534558534 | ISBN-13: 9780534558536)

Save time, save money, and eliminate the trek to the library and long waits for reserved readings with InfoTracĀ® College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

William Coyle

Deceased.

Joe Law

Professor of English; Director, Writing Across the Curriculum; Assistant Vice President for Articulation and Transfer; former director of University Writing Center.