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Research without tears: from the first ideas to published output

Author: Creedy, John Publisher: Edward Elgar , 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 119 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781847208149Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Research Without Tears From the First Ideas to Published Output Contents Preface I Introduction 1 Introduction and Outline II A First Research Paper 2 Starting Research 9 2.1 The Nature of Research .........................................10 2.1.1 The Nonlinear Nature of Research .............13 2.1.2 The Ingredients of Research ......................14 2.2 Getting Started ....................................................15 2.2.1 Clarifying the Research Question ............. .18 2.2.2 The Plan of Attack .....................................20 2.3 Conclusions .......................................................................22 3 Writing a Research Paper 25 3.1 The Structure of a Research Paper .................... 27 3.1.1 The Introduction .....................................29 3.1.2 The Literature Review ............................ 31 3.1.3 The Concluding Section ......................... 33 3.2 The Appearance of a Research Paper .................33 3.2.1 Titles and Numbers ............................ . 34 3.2.2 Notes and Appendices ............................ 35 3.2.3 References and Citations ........................36 3.2.4 Some Proprieties.................................... 37 3.2.5 The Front Matter ................................... 39 3.3 The Writing Process ...........................................39 3.3.1 Some Writing Basics ...............................40 3.3.2 The Importance of an Outline . ...............42 3 ix 3.3.3 Some Hints for Clear Writing .................................. 42 3.3.4 Things to Avoid ........................................... 44 3.4 Checklists ............................................................ 46 3.4.1 The Structure of the Analysis . . ............... 46 3.4.2 The Basic Appearance of the Paper . ........ 47 3.5 Conclusions ......................................................... 47 III Working on a PhD 4 The PhD Journey 53 4.1 What is a PhD? .................................................... 54 4.2 Selecting a Topic .................................................... 55 4.3 Life as a PhD Student .......................................... 58 4.3.1 Costs and Benefits ................................... 58 4.3.2 The Working Routine ................................. 60 4.4 The Journey as a Sequence of Steps . . . ............. 61 4.4.1 Working With Your Supervisor . . ............. 64 4.4.2 The Choice of Supervisor . . . . ................. 65 4.4.3 The Working Relationship . . . .................. 65 4.4.4 Some Rules of Conduct ............................. 67 4.5 Non-PhD Activities ................................................. 69 4.6 Conclusions ......................................................... 71 IV Publishing Research 5 Books and Journals Compared 5.1 Books and Journals ........................................... 5.1.1 The Aims of Editors.................................... 5.1.2 Editors Compared . . . . . . ........................ 5.2 Journals: Demand and Supply ........................... 5.3 Conclusions ......................................................... 75 77 77 79 82 86 6 Publishing in Journals 89 6.1 Submission .......................................................... 91 6.2 Dealing with Editors and Referees ....................... 94 6.3 Revise and Resubmit ............................................ 98 6.4 The Production Process ...................................... 101 6.4.1 Sub-editors ............................................ 101 6.4.2 Proofs ....................................................... 103 6.5 Conclusions ....................................................... 103 Appendix Bibliography Index 106 109 113

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