The Bedford Researcher
Seventh EditionMike Palmquist©2021
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Research with confidence
The academic conversations you join and the challenges you face have never been more complex. The Bedford Researcher provides the tools to confront this complexity with thoughtfulness and integrity. Written to help you strengthen your ability to understand, assess, and contribute to ongoing conversations about important issues, the seventh edition responds to the challenges of an expanding variety of information and the critical importance of evaluating sources and offers the practical help you need to research and write with confidence.
Table of Contents
PREFACE FOR INSTRUCTORS
INTRODUCTION FOR WRITERS
I Joining the Conversation
1 Getting Started
2 Exploring and Focusing
3 Developing Your Research Question
II Working with Sources
4 Reading Critically and Actively
5 Assessing and Evaluating Sources
6 Taking Notes
7 Engaging with Information, Ideas, and Arguments
8 Managing Information
9 Avoiding Plagiarism
III Collecting Information
10 Searching for Information
11 Collecting Information with Field Research
IV Creating Your Document
12 Developing Your Thesis Statement
13 Developing and Organizing Your Argument
15 Using Sources Effectively
16 Designing Documents
17 Revising and Editing
18 Presenting Your Work
V Documenting Sources
19 Understanding Documentation Systems
20 Using MLA Style
21 Using APA Style
22 Using Chicago Style
23 Using CSE Style