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Research methods: general
This book helps students and researchers write better assignments, better dissertations, and better papers for publication. Characterizing academic writing as an integral part of the knowledge generation and dissemination process, it focuses on three main aspects: understanding research, documenting and sharing the process and results of research, and acknowledging the use of other people?s ideas in the documentation.
The authors use various samples of good as well as defective writing to illustrate the features of academic writing. They describe in detail the structure and contents of academic papers, especially conceptual and empirical research papers for journals.
This lucidly written book will be a rich resource for MBA students and researchers working for MPhil and PhD degrees, especially in the fields of management, behavioural sciences and communications.
Table of Contents
I: THE RESEARCH PROCESS AND THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC WRITING
Academic Writing and Research Process
Structure and Contents of a Research Paper
II: THE ANATOMY OF ACADEMIC WRITING
Good Academic Writing
Mastering the Paragraph
The Writing Process
III: ACKNOWLEDGING ACADEMIC DEBTS
Using and Citing Sources of Ideas
Appendix 1: Brief Descriptions of Some of the Research Terms Used in Chapter 2
Appendix 2: Resources for Honing Academic Writing