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Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences

A guide to writing resources available in Ramsey Library and the UNCA Writing Center.

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Social Sciences

Anderson, C.  What Every Student Should Know About Citing Sources with APA Documentation.  [BF76.7 .A55 2007]


Baglione, Lisa.  Writing a Research Paper in Political Science.  [JA 36 .B34 2007]


Beckner, Howard.  Writing for Social Scientists. [H 91 .B4 1986]

Bishop, Wendy (ed). The Subject is Research: Processes and Practices. [UNCA Writing Ctr  Q180.55. M4.S87]

Cuba, Lee.  A Short Guide to Writing about Social Science. [UNCA Writing Ctr. H91 .C78 2002

DeWalt, Kathleen Musante Participant Observations: A Guide for Field Workers  [GN346.4. D48 2011]


Flemons, Douglas. Writing Between the Lines: Composition in the Social Sciences. [PE1479 .S62 F58 1998]

Jocobus, Lee A.  Substance, Style, and Strategy.  [PE1408 .J265  1998]

Northey, Margot.  Making Sense: a Student's Guide to Research and Writing (social sciences)   [H62 .N67 2002]

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  [UNCA Reference Desk BF 76.7. P83 2010]

Pyrczak, Fred. Writing Empirical Research Reports: a Basic Guide for Student of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. [LB2369 .P97 2003]

Redman, Peter.  Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide. [PE 1479 .S62 2006]

Robson, Colin.  How To Do a Research Project. [LB 2369 .R575]

Rosnow, Ralph. Writing Papers in Psychology: A Student Guide...  [BF76.6 .R67 2006]

Russell, Nicholas J. Comunicating Science [Q223.R87 2010]

Schmidt, Diane E. Writing in Political Science: A Practical Guide [JA86. S36 2010]

The Sociology Student Writer's Manual. [HM 585 .S638  2006]

Thomson, William.  A Guide for the Young Economist.  [H 62 .T465 2001]