Guide to Writing Empirical Papers Theses and Dissertations

Guide to Writing Empirical Papers  Theses  and Dissertations

"Describes the quantitative research process--framing analytical questions, developing a comprehensive outline, providing a roadmap for the reader, and accessing indispensable computer and program tools.

Author: G. David Garson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824706056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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"Describes the quantitative research process--framing analytical questions, developing a comprehensive outline, providing a roadmap for the reader, and accessing indispensable computer and program tools. Supplies end-of-chapter checklists, extensive examples, and biobliographies."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Guide to Writing Empirical Papers Theses and Dissertations

Guide to Writing Empirical Papers  Theses  and Dissertations

"Describes the quantitative research process--framing analytical questions, developing a comprehensive outline, providing a roadmap for the reader, and accessing indispensable computer and program tools.

Author: G David Garson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0367396688

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Page: 368

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"Describes the quantitative research process--framing analytical questions, developing a comprehensive outline, providing a roadmap for the reader, and accessing indispensable computer and program tools. Supplies end-of-chapter checklists, extensive examples, and biobliographies."
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The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Evans, D. and Gruba, P. (2003) How to Write a Better Thesis. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. Garson, G. D. (2001) Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, ...

Author: Zina O'Leary

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446245608

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project gives students the knowledge and skills they need to get from 'clueless' to 'completed'. This highly readable text guides the reader through each stage of their research project, from getting started to writing up, with each chapter clearly explaining a step along the way. Based on the author's hugely popular The Essential Guide to Doing Research, this new book retains the warmth, wit and grounded nature of the first, while providing tools to help students through the ins and outs of their own projects, and addressing the key questions students need to tackle, such as: - What is this thing called research and why do it? - How can I assure that my research project has integrity? - How to I develop a researchable question? - How do I construct a winning proposal? - What exactly is expected in a literature review? - What options are there in qualitative, quantitative, mixed and more purposive methodological designs? - Is it best to work with a sample, key informants, or a case? - What data collection options are there and how do I choose? - How should I work with my quantitative data? - What should I do with my qualitative data? - How in the world will I capture this on paper? This is an inspiring book full of down-to-earth advice, illuminating figures and diagrams and engaging real life examples. With this book as your personal mentor, a successfully completed research project is well within reach. Zina O'Leary is an applied social scientist and senior lecturer at the University of Western Sydney. She is the author of Researching Real-World Problems and The Social Science Jargon Buster.
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Writing Empirical Research Reports

Writing Empirical Research Reports

• Designed for students who will be writing research proposals, reports, theses, and dissertations. • The 15 chapters cover 191 guidelines for effective scientific writing.

Author: Fred Pyrczak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351968621

Category: Psychology

Page: 162

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• Designed for students who will be writing research proposals, reports, theses, and dissertations. • The 15 chapters cover 191 guidelines for effective scientific writing. The guidelines are fully illustrated with easy-to-follow examples. • The guidelines describe the types of information that should be included, how this information should be expressed, and where various types of information should be placed within a research report. • End-of-chapter questions help students master the writing process.
Categories: Psychology

So You Have to Write a Literature Review

So  You Have to Write a Literature Review

Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc. 23 Oliver, P. (2012). Succeeding with Your Literature Review: A ...

Author: Catherine G.P. Berdanier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119555032

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 396

Is a literature review looming in your future? Are you procrastinating on writing a literature review at this very moment? If so, this is the book for you. Writing often causes trepidation and procrastination for engineering students—issues that compound while writing a literature review, a type of academic writing most engineers are never formally taught. Consider this workbook as a “couch-to-5k” program for engineering writers rather than runners: if you complete the activities in this book from beginning to end, you will have a literature review draft ready for revision and content editing by your research advisor. So, You Have to Write a Literature Review presents a dynamic and practical method in which engineering students—typically late-career undergraduates or graduate students—can learn to write literature reviews, and translate genre-based writing instruction into easy-to-follow, bite-sized activities and content. Written in a refreshingly conversational style while acknowledging that writing is quite difficult, Catherine Berdanier and Joshua Lenart leverage their unique disciplinary backgrounds with decades of experience teaching academic engineering writing in this user-friendly workbook
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Writing for Science

Writing for Science

How to write and publish a scientific paper, 3rd ed. Phoenix: Oryx. ———. 1995. ... Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations.

Author: Robert Goldbort

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300117930

Category: Science

Page: 330

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This book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today's experimental scientist may need to employ. Chapters cover routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda; dissertations; journal articles; and grant proposals. Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice--difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.
Categories: Science

Cracking a Ph D

Cracking a Ph D

You may need to redo all your research, rewrite your dissertation, ... Garson G (2002) Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations.

Author: Lindawati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811021527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

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This book offers valuable insights into completing your Ph.D., and subsequently finding and excelling at a job. Further, it highlights other opportunities that a Ph.D. can offer, aside from the research and academic aspects. The book focuses on the five stages that Ph.D. candidates normally go through: joining a Ph.D. programme, starting a Ph.D. course, conducting research, writing their dissertation and finally, looking for the ideal job. Serving as an extensive “cheat sheet”, it explains the options and choices that need to be made to join and complete a Ph.D. programme; setting expectations; selecting a research topic; celebrating the completion of a Ph.D. programme, and most importantly, how one can continue to develop after its completion. With a bonus chapter in each stage that describe the perspectives and expectations from different people or organizations, this book shares vital lessons, showing readers how to apply them to a range of situations to create a successful Ph.D. ecosystem.
Categories: Business & Economics

Participatory Action Research for Educational Leadership

Participatory Action Research for Educational Leadership

Practical guidelines for the education of English Language Learners: Research-based ... Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations.

Author: E. Alana James

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412937771

Category: Education

Page: 236

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While written for mastersÆ students in any Educational Leadership concentration, this is a core text for departments that teach action research as a primary research methodology or a supplemental text for those that place it in a range of research methods. The book provides a readable overview of the PAR process similar to professional learning communities in schools. Its design reaches out to visual learners as graphic elements guide graduate students through the research methods they need to successfully complete rigorous projects. The results of the original PAR study and continued work with educational leaders lead us to believe that this approach ultimately produces the results school leaders seek and appreciate. Key Features: o Clear process through both the PAR steps employing a research logic model throughout. This benefits the graduate student or educational leader by leading them to data driven outcomes that are valid, credible and reliableGraphic elements guide the reader through the process and aid the visual learner in keeping track of the concepts behind the theory. o Reflective questions precede each section. This increases the reflective practices and routines of the reader as appropriate to the PAR process. o Tasks, written for both groups and individuals, aid participatory teams in working towards consensus and strong research designs o Practitioner stories make the lessons real and ease the emotional unease that come from tackling research practices the first time. Intended Audience: This book represents the evolution of PAR from a soft science to a process appropriate for educators in todayÆs data driven environments or for graduate students whose thesis needs to pass the recommendations of professors steeped in positivist traditions.
Categories: Education

Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis Or Dissertation

Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis Or Dissertation

Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research.

Author: John Bitchener

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137043375

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research. To help students understand what content and structure are appropriate for the different parts of a thesis, John Bitchener presents a range of options, illustrating them with analyses of and commentary on sections from a real Masters thesis in Applied Linguistics. Highly practical, and relevant across a wide range of disciplines, this step-by-step handbook: • provides guidelines on the type of content typically presented in each section of an empirical thesis, as well as key linguistic and presentation features • explores options for organizing and structuring this material to ensure it is rhetorically and persuasively effective • offers analysed examples with follow up commentary on how each of these aspects have been considered by one successful thesis writer • includes useful answers to FAQs, further reading suggestions and additional activities for students to apply what they have learned.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual

Guide to Writing Empirical Papers , Theses , and Dissertations . New York , Marcel Dekker , 2002. 350p . illus . index . $ 75.00 . ISBN 0-8247-0605-6 .

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054032076

Category: Reference books

Page:

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.
Categories: Reference books

Communicating in the Health Sciences

Communicating in the Health Sciences

Garson , G. D. 2002 , Guide to Writing Empirical Papers , Theses and Dissertations , Marcel Dekker , New York . Glatthorn , A. A. & Joyner , R. L. 2005 ...

Author: Joy Higgs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: CHI:092277902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 959

Introduces students to the nature and importance of communication in the health sciences, with comprehensive coverage of all the written, electronic, visual and interpersonal communication skills essential for professions in the health sciences. Higgs and McAllister from Charles Sturt Uni, Australia; Ajjawi from Sydney Uni, Australia.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bibliographic Guide to Education

Bibliographic Guide to Education

1457 2001 DISSERTATIONS , ACADEMIC - HANDBOOKS , MANUALS , ETC . Garson , G . David . Guide to writing empirical papers , theses , and dissertations .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005066092

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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.
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Student s Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines

Student s Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines

Given the vast array of potential research methods and techniques in your armoury ... By answering these questions you are taking the first steps towards ...

Author: Tim Coles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136156830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Around the world every year very many students have to complete dissertations or theses as part of their undergraduate or masters studies in tourism and related subjects. Often this substantial piece of self-directed work is the culmination of their programmes. More than just a means to consolidate their final grades, it is also an exciting chance to research a topic of their choosing and a potential gateway to more advanced study as well as job offers and future career paths. Yet for all these reasons, many students view the dissertation as a tricky challenge. This comprehensive book intends to take the stress and anxiety out of doing a dissertation in tourism studies and related disciplines. The process is examined from the germination of an idea to the submission and assessment of the final document. Written primarily for students conducting independent research for the first time, this book offers simple advice and a clear framework which students can adopt even in more advanced studies at masters and doctoral level. This book debunks popular myths, and aims to overcome common pitfalls. It focuses on the aims and objectives as the DNA of every dissertation. Rather than view it as a single, overwhelming project, the dissertation is presented as a series of more modest, manageable yet crucially inter-linked tasks that all students can successfully complete through careful preparation and effective time management. Dissertations are not to be underestimated and they demand great care and attention, but they can also be immensely rewarding and enriching experiences academically and personally. This ‘jargon free’ book is also written with overseas students specifically in mind, drawing directly on our overseas students’ experiences. This valuable resource contains start of chapter learning objectives and end of chapter checklists, as well as numerous boxed case studies, to further help assist students through their dissertation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Perspectives on the Introductory Phase of Empirical Research Articles

Perspectives on the Introductory Phase of Empirical Research Articles

Writing scientific research articles: Strategy and steps. ... Unpublished master's thesis, University of Aston. Ferguson, G. (1997).

Author: (Kathy) Ling Lin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813292048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

View: 641

Combining English for Specific Purposes (ESP) genre-based analysis, corpus-based language studies, and semi-structured interviews, this book represents the first multi-faceted project on the macro-structure of empirical research articles (ERAs) from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, and on the “I+LR” patterned introductory phase (comprising two introductory sections, i.e., the Introduction and the Literature Review in RAs drawn from civil engineering and applied linguistics journals) regarding their rhetorical organization, use of citation, and structural and functional links and variations. The project comprises three logically interconnected studies using a multi-perspective (the cross-disciplinary, cross-generic, emic, and published advice vs. actual expert practices perspectives) approach. It will make a significant contribution to our understanding of the genre evolution, rhetorical organization and citation features of ERAs, enrich English for Academic Purposes (EAP) theories, and facilitate the development of EAP pedagogy and materials.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Using the Internet for Political Research

Using the Internet for Political Research

Garson , G. David ( 2002 ) Guide to Writing Empirical Papers , Theses , and Dissertations . New York : Marcel Dekker . Mauch , James E. and Birch , Jack W.

Author: Heather Dawson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015060126425

Category: Computers

Page: 175

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This practical guide to using the Internet for political research teaches how to develop effective searching strategies and indicates what is available online. The book covers the key political science topics, including elections, parliamentary information and political parties, and it details techniques to successively locate and evaluate Internet resources. The book covers political research mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Categories: Computers

The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

Some writing assignments, such as reflective and reaction papers, do not even contain a ... theses and dissertations, and professional journal papers.

Author: Phillip C. Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526426925

Category:

Page: 152

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Whether you’re writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort. Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing. Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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The Elements of Inquiry

The Elements of Inquiry

Research pathways: Writing research papers, theses, and dissertations in workforce ... Writing empirical research reports: A basic guide for students of the ...

Author: Peter J. Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351111058

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

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The Elements of Inquiry covers the basic guidelines for graduate students doing an investigation or inquiry project. It distils the rubrics necessary for teaching research methods and completing research projects, and gives the student researcher a list of steps to follow to complete any type of inquiry project – including formal research projects such as doctoral dissertations. It was written to support the work of students in an educational leadership doctoral program, but it will also assist the research efforts of college students at any level in any discipline. The book begins by establishing the underlying philosophical concepts upon which all good research is based, preparing students to get down to the "nuts and bolts" of conducting their own research and evaluating the research of others. Fundamental concepts and rules of research are explained both for producers and consumers of social science and educational research. Numerous practical examples illustrate the steps in the research process presented in the text. There are end-of-chapter exercises for students to apply the concepts discussed in the chapter. Templates for organizing and presenting research provide students with a game plan for success with their research. The book ends with an up-to-date annotated bibliography of beginning and advanced research texts allowing students easy access to books that detail the more specialized research topics. While most research books detail one or more method in depth, this text provides a broad introduction to many techniques and models used in doctoral dissertations, and will be of particular value to those who are consumers of inquiry studies and research reports. Key to the overview provided is the annotated bibliography that leads the reader to the next stage of understanding or doing research.
Categories: Psychology