I finished the first book for IS 360 last week, there are some blog posts about it on the class community blog.
I thought this was an excellent book for an introduction to research, and I should add “mandatory reading of this book” to the post about blogging etiquette as part of #4.
Frankly, it bothers me that logic and rhetoric are no longer part of the high school curriculum. The level of public discourse regarding research, theory, and proof in this country is horrid, and is unlikely to get better as long as it is considered acceptable to consider yourself “informed” on a topic if you’ve read a few op-ed pieces and listen to talk radio.
“The Craft of Research”, or some book like it, should be mandatory reading for college undergraduates by the time they hit their sophomore year at the least.