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Writing and presenting research

Author: Thody, Angela Series: Sage study skills Publisher: Sage, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 264 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1412902932Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Writing and Presenting Research Contents List of Boxes List of Figures List of Tables Hazard Warning Appreciation xi xiii xiv xv xvi PART I PREPARATION 1 Conventions or Alternatives? 1.1 Debates to resolve 1.2 Context of the debates 1.3 Conventional formats 1.4 Alternatives 1.5 Resolving the debates? 1.6 Chapter outlines 1.7 Review 1 3 3 6 7 10 14 16 17 2 Principles for Selecting Appropriate Writing and Presentation Styles 2.1 Framework of principles 2.2 Dialogue with the data 2.3 Writing and presenting 2.4 After writing 2.5 Review 18 18 18 24 31 33 3 Adapting to Audience: Adjusting for their Aims 3.1 The value of an audience 3.2 Attitudes to audience 3.3 Assessing readers and listeners 3.4 Academic audiences 3.5 Audiences outside academia 3.6 Academic and less specialist audiences combined 3.7 Acknowledging the power of readers and listeners 3.8 Review 34 34 35 36 38 42 44 47 48 4 Adapting to Audience: Adjusting for your Purposes 4.1 Contrasting purposes 4.2 Defining your purposes 4.3 Overt purpose: enhancing knowledge 49 49 50 50 Viii WRITING AND PRESENTING RESEARCH 4.4 Covert purposes: careers and finance 4.5 The overt and covert combined: influencing policy 4.6 Ethics 4.7 Review 51 52 55 57 5 The Arts and Craft of Writing 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 How easy is writing? The writing process Style and tone Review 58 58 59 66 76 PART II SELECTION AND REDUCTION 6 Primary Data 6.1 Selection and reduction 6.2 How little do you need? 6.3 Using the guiding principles to select and reduce data 6.4 Using categorization to select and reduce data 6.5 Review 77 79 79 79 80 84 88 7 Literature and Methodology 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Literature reviews and methodology surveys: definitions Literature reviews and methodology surveys: locations and extent Literature reviews Methodology surveys Review 89 89 90 91 99 105 PART III PRODUCTION 8 Quantified Data 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Quantified data presentation: purposes Quantified data presentation: the challenges Qualitative and narrative data quantified Reduction Influencing readers 107 109 109 110 111 111 114 118 120 121 122 125 8.6 Supporting explanations 8.7 Language and style 8.8 Appearances 8.9 Ethics 8.10 Review 9 Qualitative Data 9.1 Polyvocality 9.2 Qualitative data writing and presentation: purposes 129 129 132 CONTENTS 1X 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 Qualitative data formats Observation data Interview data Focus group data Historical, literary and legal data Ethics Review 132 133 135 139 141 143 144 10 Narrative Data 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Definitions Narrative's allure Narrative's challenges Getting started Ethics Review 145 145 146 146 156 158 158 11 Beginnings and Ends 11.1 Why beginnings and ends matter 11.2 Abstracts, executive summaries, key points, prefaces 11.3 Acknowledgements, appreciation, forewords 11.4 Appendices 11.5 Author notes or bio-data 11.6 Bibliography, endnotes, references 11.7 Conclusions, summary, recommendations 11.8 Contents listings 11.9 Glossaries 11.10 Introductions 11.11 Keywords or descriptors 11.12 Quotations at the beginnings and ends of texts 11.13 Titles and title pages 11.14 Review 159 159 161 164 166 167 168 168 171 172 173 175 176 178 184 12 Citations: Bibliographies, Referencing, Quotations, Notes 12.1 Uses for citations 12.2 Major citation systems 12.3 End-of-text citations: bibliography, references, works cited, further reading 12.4 In-text citations (what to put in those brackets) 12.5 Quotations in the text 12.6 Notes 12.7 Review 185 185 186 189 190 193 194 200 X WRITING AND PRESENTING RESEARCH PART IV PUBLICATION: REFERENCE GUIDES 13 Becoming a Presenter 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Challenges and opportunities Conventions and alternatives What's effective for both conventional and alternative presentations? Review 201 203 203 204 205 213 14 Getting into Print 14.1 Start-up 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Journals Chapters in edited books Books Success and rejection 214 214 215 218 219 219 219 220 14.6 Extending the audience for your research and publications: using the web 14.7 Ten top tips: publish or perish 15 Standing on the Shoulders of Giants -- Without Violating their Copyright Lora Siegler Thody and Serena Thody 15.1 General 15.2 Violation of copyright 15.3 Your own copyright 15.4 Libel and slander 15.5 Websites for reference 15.6 Authors' bio-data 221 222 224 227 230 230 231 PART V VALEDICTION 16 Epilogue 16.1 The debate 16.2 How the protagonists line up 16.3 Where you and I fit in 233 235 235 235 236 17 Appendix: Research Method for this Book 17.1 Inception of the project 17.2 Sources 17.3 Data analysis 17.4 Data presentation Bibliography Index 238 238 238 240 240 241 252

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