Kate L. Turabian: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
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There has never been a better time or greater need for people to revisit a long-time classic devoted to the benefits of research. From every quarter today, everyone hears such catchphrases as “fake news” and “alternative facts.” Oxymoronic explanations aside, for anyone thinking about research, a double problem immediately arises: How do you ensure that your own news sources are solid while at the same time not only disproving other points of view, which might be quite obviously opinions and nothing more, while also getting the word home to disbelievers that yes, you have in fact checked the facts and that what you report is true?
Before you read further, let me underscore that the adjective “true” and the noun “truth” are absolutes, meaning that grammatically as well as empirically “true” can take neither a comparative nor a superlative form. Think about it for a moment, please: Can something be “truer” than something else? In the “truest” sense of the word, would a “true lie” be...