Understanding the way economists see the world is a necessary step on the way to good economics writing. This book, developed as a guide for economics students at Harvard, guides students through the means and methods of economics writing. It takes a step by step approach to investigating the keys needed to succeed as a writer of economics and provides an overview of the writing process from beginning to end, the basic methods economists use to analyze data and communicate their ideas, suggestions for finding and focusing one's topic, including standard economic sources and techniques for doing economic research, how to write papers, ways of citing sources and creating a bibliography. It also contains useful appendices, which provide details of statistical sources and relevant electronic indices.
2nd edition - Earlier edition published under the title: The Writing of Economics. McCloskey's witty book tells economists to say what they have to say clearly and economically, and then shows them how. Her 31 rules, which apply to all disciplines are offered with wit and delightful brevity, include the essential warning that though rules can help, bad rules hurt.
Doing Economics: A Guide to Understanding and Carrying Out Economic Research
by Steven A. Greenlaw
Call Number: ON ORDER 11.6.2014 lois
Publication Date: 2005-05-27
This handy reference text provides undergraduate students with a practical introduction to research methodology. Doing Economics makes students aware of what experienced researchers know implicitly: research is fundamentally a process of constructing persuasive arguments supported by theory and empirical evidence. As a result, students learn how to implement critical-reading, writing, and online research skills to produce valid and reliable research.
2nd edition provides time-tested guidelines to instruct economics graduate students in the research process. Ethridge provides (1) an overview of the conceptual and philosophical basis of research methodology and (2) the procedural guidelines on designing, coordinating, and conducting research projects. This textbook integrates philosophies, concepts, and procedures in research methodology, adding practical tips such as how to write a research proposal, how to apply for funding, and how to write reports that effectively present research.
The Scott Foresman Handbook is designed to anticipate the questions of student writers and answer them clearly, fully, and imaginatively. It supports the multiple dimensions of a writer';s work - including language, reading, argument, research, technology, visual learning and more.
This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.
This book that has helped more than 150,000 students and researchers prepare their plan or proposal for a scholarly journal article, dissertation or thesis has been revised and updated while maintaining all the features that made the first edition so popular.