The Modern Researcher

Barzun, Jacques

Widely used by professionals and students since its first appearance thirty-five years ago, The Modern Researcher is the classic introduction to the techniques of research and effective writing and speaking. Now completely revised and brought up to date to reflect changes in technology and current developments in our culture, this landmark work is indispensable guide for all who write or edit, do research and report on it. The Modern Researcher is three manuals in one. First, is shows in detail how to gather information, judge its value, verify its accuracy, and sort it for communication in written or oral form. Second, it gives instruction in effective, jargon-free writing. Third, it describes the techniques of speaking and publishing. There is a wealth of information on such topics as how to criticize your own work; how to handle audiences, seminars, and committees; and how to make the most of your work time. Both the tricks of the trade and the rationale of professional standards are explained in detail. An abundance of examples from history, literature, and contemporary culture makes for lively and memorable reading. This new edition is a pleasure to return to time and again - an invaluable work for the modern and postmodern researcher. Comprehensive reference to the research process & the presentation of findings. Read More Show Less Editorial Reviews Booknews **** Revised and updated edition (4th was in 1985) of the classic introduction to the techniques of research and effective writing and speaking, cited in BCL3 and Sheehy. Also a great pleasure to read. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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