Using a reading code sheet developed by the author, this book teaches students how to approach social and behavioral science journal articles as texts that can be deciphered structurally, mechanically, and grammatically. The included reading code sheet and reading strategies will allow students and researchers to systematize the reading, note-taking, and organizing of voluminous amounts of information in an easily identifiable and retrievable format, and will be a huge confidence boost to those who struggle with this first phase in the writing process.
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Phillip C. Shon received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois (Chicago); he also holds an M.A. in linguistics and a B.A. in philosophy from Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago). He is currently a Professor of Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology where he teaches courses in homicide and criminological theory.
He is the author of How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences (2nd ed.). London: Sage, 2015; Language and Demeanor in Police-Citizen Encounters. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2008; Respect, Defense, and Self-Identity: Profiling Parricide in Nineteenth-Century America, 1852-1899. New York: Peter Lang, 2014. He is a co-editor (with Dragan Milovanovic) of Serial Killers: Understanding Lust Murders. (eds). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2006.
Phil grew up in Chicago. He no longer hides the shame of being a Cubs fan, and has completely forgotten Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series. He is patiently awaiting the Chicago Bears to come up with a sequel to the “Super Bowl Shuffle” before they return once more to the Promised Land.
′This practical and accessible volume offers insights into reading, writing and assessing essays and journal articles - and as such it is an invaluable resource for students, researchers and lecturers alike. Shon′s writing is engaging and entertaining; he opens up the ′black box′ of academic reading and writing, explaining how to decode and critique formal scientific writing and systematically organise information gained from reading journal articles′
- Dr. Lorraine Whitmarsh
School of Psychology, University of Cardiff
This reader learned a great deal and is convinced by this short, sharp guide... it is a very useful text to be recommended for all students who want practical help to demystify some of the common academic processes. (Eleanor Byram)
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Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111446209326