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The curious reader : exploring personal and academic inquiry

Author: Bruce P Ballenger; Michelle Payne
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©2003.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce P Ballenger; Michelle Payne
ISBN: 0205318010 9780205318018
OCLC Number: 51103281
Description: xiv, 514 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Research and the Problems of Everyday Life. Research and the Spirit of Inquiry.2. Strategies for a Curious Reader. Nonfiction or Fiction.How a Researcher Reads.Four Techniques for Strategic Reading.An Alternative to the Dialogue Journal.How to Use This Book.3. An Amateur's Raid in a World of Specialists: Essaying Research. Introduction: The Research Essay.Selection of Readings.No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch by Ann Hodgman.Little Suckers by Richard Conniff.Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream by Joan Didion.On Societies as Organisms by Lewis Thomas.Looking at Women by Scott Russell Sanders.My Secret History by Jillian A. Sims.Let Them Eat Fat by Greg Crister.Student Essay: An Experience in Acronyms by Jay Holmquist.4. Boundary Crossings: When Academic Research Gets Personal. Introduction.Exercise 2.1 Shalt I?Selection of Readings.Somebody Must Say These Things by Melody Graulich.Earthquake News by M. Duane Picard.Joe Cool's Work by Gib Akin.Grief and a Headhunter's Rage by Renato Rosaldo.Small Town Race: A Performance Text by Daryl A. Pifer.Death of the Profane by Patricia Williams.Flight from Cool by Jonathan Zimmerman.Student Essay: In Search of Grace by Peggy Jordan.5. Seeing Thickly: Ethnography. Introduction.Selection of Readings.Fifteen by Bob Greene.American Male at Age Ten by Susan Orlean.Connie and the Sandman Ladies by Anne Campbell.Streets, Sidewalks, Stores and Stories by Timothy Simpson.Life Online: Researching Real Experience in Virtual Space by Annette Markham.The Cave by Jon Katz.Student Essay: Mary Kay: American Dream in a Bottle by Tammy Anderson.6. Making Sense of Formal Research: An Ethnography of Reading. Introduction.Selection of Readings.Challenges Confronting Cross-Sex Friendships: Much Ado About Nothing? by Michael Monsour, Bridgid Harris, Nancy Kurzweil, and Chris Beard.Love Without Sex: The Impact of Psychological Intimacy Between Men and Woman at Work by Robert Quinn, Sharon A. Lobel, and Lynda St. Clair.Celibate Passion by Kathleen Norris.Just Friends by Abby Ellin.7. Shocking Pictures: Reading and Writing Across Genres and Disciplines. Introduction.Selection of Readings.Case Study #26: Photojournalism and Tragedy by Clifford Christians, Kim Rotzoll and Mark Farkler.National Press Photographers Association Code of Ethics.The Boston Photographs by Nora Ephron.Victims of Violence by Paul M. Lester.Is the Medium the Message? An Experimental Test with Morbid News by Ellen M. Bennett, Jill Diane Swenson, and Jeff S. Wilkinson.In Plato's Cave by Susan Sontag.The Dying and Reviving of Death by Donald Heinz.8. Coming to Know: Readings on Inquiry. Introduction.Selection of Readings.Buffalo by Barry Lopez.The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara.Learning Styles and Intellectual Development by Bette LaSere Erickson and Diane Weltner Sommer.Received Knowledge by Mary Belenky et. al.What Michael Said: Confessions of the Epistemologically Challenged by Bruce Ballenger.Methodological Believing and Doubting: Contraries in Inquiry by Peter Elbow.From the Outside In by Barbara Mellix.Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Bruce Ballenger, Michelle Payne.
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