Writing Readable Research

This book gives attention to all the layers of scientific writing, from nitty-gritty problems in grammar and punctuation to sensitive interpersonal issues such as criticism of other authors and advancing one's own claims.

Author: Beverly A. Lewin

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 1904768563

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 241

DOWNLOAD →

Like the sound of the proverbial free falling in a forest with no human audience, research that is not ultimately published is 'unheard' and forever lost. Moreover, published research that is not reported well may not stand a chance in today's competitive academic world. Those whose first language is not English bear a double burden in trying to make themselves heard and understood. Writing Readable Research is designed to help users create texts that are easy to read, interesting, and dynamic, yet conform to current standards of English, to criteria of the fields of social science, and to conventions of society in general. This book gives attention to all the layers of scientific writing, from nitty-gritty problems in grammar and punctuation to sensitive interpersonal issues such as criticism of other authors and advancing one's own claims. It can be used as part of a course or independently by students. Since the intended users of this textbook are novice writers, whether graduate students or new faculty members, the practical issues are spelled out. On the other hand, since these writers are also sophisticated scientists, this book addresses their need to understand the theoretical rationale and historical background for some of the guidelines. Although Writing Readable Research concentrates on journal articles, it also provides valuable advice on the preparation of talks and posters for conferences, abstracts, and professional letters. Most of all, it is enhanced with a little humor, lots of authentic examples from published texts, and some challenging tasks for students to complete, presented in an easy-to-read layout.

The Psycholinguistics of Readable Writing

This book reviews research in linguistics, psychology, reading and writing, and brings this work to bear on the problem of readable writing.

Author: Alice S. Horning

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015029845099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

View: 885

DOWNLOAD →

This book reviews research in linguistics, psychology, reading and writing, and brings this work to bear on the problem of readable writing. The research supports the theory that two factors in text are crucial to its readable quality: psycholinguistic redundancy and cohesion. The book also reports the results of three empirical studies and a case study that further illustrates this theory. The findings have important theoretical and practical implications because they shed light on the nature of reading and writing processes from both linguistic and psychological perspectives, and suggest practical approaches to the production and comprehension of readable writing. The book also draws on research in second language acquisition and is pertinent to readable writing in both first and second languages.

Handbook of Reading Research

Children moved only gradually toward the use of conventionally readable writing ( defined as writing in full , invented spelling and / or conventional ...

Author: P. David Pearson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805824162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1086

View: 306

DOWNLOAD →

A comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues in the field of reading research from the mid 1980s to mid 1990s, this well-received volume offers readers an examination of literacy through a variety of lenses--some permitting microscopic views and others panoramic views. A veritable "who's who" of specialists in the field, chapter authors cover current methodology, as well as cumulative research-based knowledge. Because it deals with society and literacy, the first section provides the broadest possible view of literacy. The second section defines the range of activities culturally determined to be a part of the enterprise known as literacy. The third focuses on the processes that individuals engage in when they perform the act of reading. The fourth section visits the environment in which the knowledge that comprises literacy is passed on from one generation to the next. The last section, an epilogue to the whole enterprise of reading research, provides apt philosophical reflection.

Science Research Writing For Native And Non native Speakers Of English Second Edition

... writing patterns and language in a set of well-written research articles will deliver a strategy for producing a credible, well-organised and readable ...

Author: Hilary Glasman-deal

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781786348340

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 458

DOWNLOAD →

This book enables STEMM researchers to write effective papers for publication as well as other research-related texts such as a doctoral thesis, technical report, or conference abstract.Science Research Writing uses a reverse-engineering approach to writing developed from extensive work with STEMM researchers at Imperial College London. This approach unpacks current models of STEMM research writing and helps writers to generate the writing tools needed to operate those models effectively in their own field. The reverse-engineering approach also ensures that writers develop future-proof strategies that will evolve alongside the coming changes in research communication platforms.The Second Edition has been extensively revised and updated to represent current practice and focuses on the writing needs of both early-stage doctoral STEMM researchers and experienced professional researchers at the highest level, whether or not they are native speakers of English. The book retains the practical, user-friendly format of the First Edition, and now contains seven units that deal separately with the components of written STEMM research communication: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Abstract and Title, as well as extensive FAQ responses and a new Checklist and Tips section. Each unit analyses extracts from recent published STEMM journal papers to enable researchers to discover not only what to write, but, crucially, how to write it.The global nature of science research requires fast, accurate communication of highly complex information that can be understood by all participants. Like the First Edition, the Second Edition is intended as a fast, do-it-yourself guide to make both the process and the product of STEMM research writing more effective.

Market Research in Practice

Britt, S H (1971) The writing of readable research reports, Journal of Marketing (May) Joseph, A (1998), Put it in Writing: Learn how to write clearly, ...

Author: Paul N Hague

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749445942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 230

DOWNLOAD →

This practical guide to the basics of market research takes a clear, concise step-by-step approach. It describes and explains the various tools and techniques available to market researchers. Comparative examples and real-life international case studies help make the basics of market research straightforward and accessible. Market Research in Practice assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and offers guidance for the reader who is either studying or completely new to market research. The book also outlines data protection legislation and details the professional ethics incorporated in the MRS Code of Conduct. Contents include: the role of market research market research design desk research focus groups and in-depth interviews sampling questionnaire design interviewing self-completion questionnaires and e-surveys data analysis report findings Part of the new Market Research in Practice series and published in association with the Market Research Society, Market Research in Practice is an invaluable guide for students, researchers, marketers and users of market research.

Handbook of Reading Research

children were invited to write “your own way” after a discussion and modelling ... read conventionally themselves from this conventionally readable writing.

Author: Rebecca Barr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351796736

Category: Education

Page: 1104

View: 945

DOWNLOAD →

A comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues in the field of reading research from the mid 1980s to mid 1990s, this well-received volume offers readers an examination of literacy through a variety of lenses--some permitting microscopic views and others panoramic views. A veritable "who's who" of specialists in the field, chapter authors cover current methodology, as well as cumulative research-based knowledge. Because it deals with society and literacy, the first section provides the broadest possible view of literacy. The second section defines the range of activities culturally determined to be a part of the enterprise known as literacy. The third focuses on the processes that individuals engage in when they perform the act of reading. The fourth section visits the environment in which the knowledge that comprises literacy is passed on from one generation to the next. The last section, an epilogue to the whole enterprise of reading research, provides apt philosophical reflection.

Writing Reading and Research

Writing, Reading, and Research is a lively, readable, and teachable text. It integrates instruction in college research with the writing and reading skills that are the cornerstone of a college education.

Author: Richard Veit

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121967512

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

View: 134

DOWNLOAD →

Writing, Reading, and Research is a lively, readable, and teachable text. It integrates instruction in college research with the writing and reading skills that are the cornerstone of a college education.

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

READABILITY REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES TO MAKE THEM MORE READABLE BY USING THE ACTIVE VOICE AND OMITTING NOMINALIZATIONS. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781543801651

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 415

DOWNLOAD →

Featuring Deborah E. Bouchoux’s highly regarded assignments, examples, and building-block approach, Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing, Fourth Edition continues to provide timely coverage of the essential research and writing skills used by today’s paralegals. Designed specifically for paralegal students, this is the ideal text for shorter legal research and writing courses. New to the Fourth Edition: New “Sidebar” feature in all research chapters provides quick tips showing how the material in that chapter applies to computer-assisted legal research systems, such as Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law. Discussion of GovInfo, which provides free public access to official and authenticated publications from all three branches of the federal government. Coverage of new tools used for cite-checking, including EVA and Bestlaw. Discussion of Westlaw Edge, Westlaw’s new research platform. Extensive new coverage of the increasing use of artificial intelligence in legal research and writing. Discussion of new sources that provide free public access to the law, including Harvard’s Caselaw Access Project, CourtListener, and RECAP Project. New sections on preparing email letters and email memoranda, including assignments. All new Research Questions and Internet Legal Research Assignments have been included for each chapter. Professors and students will benefit from: Concise, well-organized text, divided into six main sections: Section I discusses primary authorities Section II covers secondary sources Section III focuses on computer-assisted legal research using Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and the Internet Section IV covers citation form and how to ensure that these sources are still “good law” Section V provides an overview of the legal research process Section VI covers legal writing Pedagogy designed to enhance the accessibility of the material, including helpful charts and diagrams that synthesize complex topics, updated Practice Tips offering realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success, and Ethics Alerts in every chapter. Targeted and ample exercises help students learn how to use a wide range of research sources. Tips on how to effectively use electronic resources are included throughout the text. Conscientious revision ensures that the book has the most up-to-date material, presented in a readable and accessible format.

Writing Securities Research

... a highly readable and incisive book . . . provides a clear guide to industry insiders . . . and a detailed understanding for those who read research”.

Author: Jeremy Bolland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470826027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 893

DOWNLOAD →

The book highlights the major risks that securities analysts (and other securities professionals) face. The various laws, rules and regulations that securities analysts are subject to are broadly split into three categories: research-specific rules and regulations; market-wide laws; and society-wide laws and customs. The risks that arise out of these various levels of rules and regulations, insofar as research analysts and other securities professionals are concerned, include conflicts of interest, fair distribution/front-running of research, insider trading, spreading of rumours, not highlighting investment risks (including corporate governance issues), as well as defamation and copyright issues. We see that if an analyst puts a company in play, a regulator would instantly assume that the analyst is trading on inside information (especially if the information turns out to be true) or is spreading a rumour (especially if it turns out to be false). However, we also see that there is a third option – that the analyst might just have come to his or her conclusion through some good research based on verifiable facts and reasonable assumptions. Definitions of research from around the world are examined. After all, research is generally defined by its content, not by the author's job description. As such, non-Research securities professionals such as brokers and marketers of research as well as investors, journalists and even bloggers and twitterers need to understand what constitutes “research” so that they don't fall into the regulators' purview. As regards the risks to investment views that analysts need to highlight to their investors, the book not only examines economic and financial risks but also examines corporate governance issues such as executive compensation, equal treatment of shareholders, related-party transactions and risk management. To demonstrate the risks that analysts, securities professionals and investors face, the book draws on many cases and examples from around the world, including many from the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. From these cases we see how penalties for those involved in the securities markets have become more serious over the years. They range from fines to imprisonment, and even to execution in some markets. To give a light-hearted angle, many of these cases are accompanied by “Alex” cartoons.

Safety Science Research

writing, tailoring and publishing the research. ... In order to enable practitioner access, relevant and readable research information must be openly shared ...

Author: Jean-Christophe Le Coze

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351190220

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

View: 162

DOWNLOAD →

Safety Science Research: Evolution, Challenges and New Directions provides a unique perspective into the latest developments of safety science by putting together, for the first time, a new generation of authors with some of the pioneers of the field. Forty years ago, research traditions were developed, including, among others, high-reliability organisations, cognitive system engineering or safety regulations. In a fast-changing world, the new generation introduces, in this book, new disciplinary insights, addresses contemporary empirical issues, develops new concepts and models while remaining critical of safety research practical ambitions. Their ideas are then reflected and discussed by some of the pioneers of safety science. Features Allows the reader to discover how contemporary safety issues are currently framed by a new generation of researchers, brought together for the first time Includes an introduction and guide to the development of safety science over the last four decades Features an extraordinary collection of expert contributors, including pioneers of safety research, reflecting the evolution of the discipline and offering insightful commentary on the current and future state of the field Serves as an invaluable reference and guide for safety professionals and students from any established disciplines such as sociology, engineering, psychology, political science or management as well as dedicated safety programmes Some figures in the eBook are in colour

Academic Writing and Publishing

It should serve as a handbook for postgraduates and lecturers new to publishing. The book is written in a readable and lively personal style.

Author: James Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134053667

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 99

DOWNLOAD →

Academic Writing and Publishing will show academics (mainly in the social sciences) how to write and publish research articles. Its aim is to supply examples and brief discussions of recent work in all aspects of the area in short, sharp chapters. It should serve as a handbook for postgraduates and lecturers new to publishing. The book is written in a readable and lively personal style. The advice given is direct and based on up-to-date research that goes beyond that given in current textbooks. For example, the chapter on titles lists different kinds of titles and their purposes not discussed in other texts. The chapter on abstracts instructs the reader on writing structured abstracts from the start.

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

Whether you're struggling to master the basics of research and writing, ... and writing □ A highly readable and user-friendly format □ Research tools and ...

Author: Andrea B. Yelin

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9780735567382

Category: Law

Page: 595

View: 303

DOWNLOAD →

Written specifically for paralegal students, The Fifth Edition of the Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals offers comprehensive coverage of both research and writing, dynamic pedagogy, and a clear, step-by-step approach to teaching. A widely popular text, The Fifth Edition continues to build on its strengths : comprehensive coverage of Legal Research in Part I and Legal Writing in Part II a clear and straightforward writing style a clean and accessible page layout with detailed subheadings for quick access to topics highly efficient research tools and strategies — with both traditional and electronic sources step-by-step guidance through each stage of the writing process — from prewriting strategies, To revising, The IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more dynamic and innovative pedagogy that includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources a helpful appendices with sections on Shepardizing, Cite Checking, and Citation, As well as Sample Memoranda. a separate student workbook that provides extensive practice opportunities to students in research and writing an in-depth Instructor’s Manual that includes sample syllabi, tests, and memos, As well as discussion topics and in-class exercises Thoroughly updated throughout, The Fifth Edition features : new and updated illustrations and websites additional exercises on how to brief a case expanded and enhanced treatment of Case Briefing and Case Analysis internet resources — both free and fee-based — integrated into coverage of the research process additional internet-based research exercises new Net Notes and Practice Pointers updated Citation Appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Blue Book And The 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, and now offering new citation exercises If you’re looking for complete and timely coverage of research and writing, examine your desk copy of the Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition . it will become immediately apparent why Yelin and Samborn have one of the leading titles in their field.

English for Writing Research Papers

All types of writers can use these formulas in order to understand how difficult or readable their texts would be for the average reader.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319260945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

View: 170

DOWNLOAD →

Publishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a study of over 1000 manuscripts and reviewers' reports revealing why papers written by non-native researchers are often rejected due to problems with English usage and poor structure and content. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to: prepare and structure a manuscript increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no ambiguity write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read decide what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc) highlight your claims and contribution avoid plagiarism discuss the limitations of your research choose the correct tenses and style satisfy the requirements of editors and reviewers This new edition contains over 40% new material, including two new chapters, stimulating factoids, and discussion points both for self-study and in-class use. EAP teachers will find this book to be a great source of tips for training students, and for preparing both instructive and entertaining lessons. Other books in the series cover: presentations at international conferences; academic correspondence; English grammar, usage and style; interacting on campus, plus exercise books and a teacher's guide to the whole series. Please visit http://www.springer.com/series/13913 for a full list of titles in the series. Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers, prepare presentations, and communicate with editors, referees and fellow researchers.

Approaching English Language Research

However , a belief that many research reports will not be widely read ... In the case of dissertation research , readable and accessible writing is in any ...

Author: Desmond Allison

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971692589

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

View: 274

DOWNLOAD →

This book is designed to help students and other interested readers approach research in English Language studies. Its concerns include project, dissertation and thesis research and writing.

Graduate Research

All researchers must write and make oral presentations. ... writing is characterized by four elements: Thought Correctness Appropriateness Readability 1. 2.

Author: Robert V. Smith

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128037911

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 733

DOWNLOAD →

Graduate Research is an all-in-one resource for prospective and matriculated graduate students in the sciences. The newly revised edition includes updates to every chapter. Graduate Research covers a range of topics including writing and preparation of research proposals, developing and refining teaching skills, and ethics and compliance areas such as research involving human subjects and animals. Graduate Research helps readers navigate the multidimensional and interdisciplinary world of scientific research and it is an invaluable resource for graduate researchers as well as those in advising or mentoring roles. Discusses a broad range of topics including time management, library and literature work, and grant support Includes a new chapter on career planning and development with advice on careers in academia, government, and the private sector Contains chapters that promote the development of a varied set of communication skills Greatly expanded treatment of graduate study and research in international settings

Writing Readable Warranties

Research has shown that the optimum line length for reading ease is between 50 and 70 characters per line . For example , the following sentence has about ...

Author: Allen Hile

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112101050406

Category: Government publications

Page: 35

View: 330

DOWNLOAD →

A practical guide provides workable suggestions for writing a simple and easily understandable warranty. Specific instruction is given for writing the warranty once it is decided what warranty coverage should be offered. Examples of good and poor warranties are given throughout the text. (The general outlines of warranty law are covered, but specific federal or state regulations are not). 5 specific areas are addressed: how to organize a written a written warrantly; full vs. limited warranties; clear and simple warranty writing; specific guidelines for making the warranty visually clear and attractive;and how to test the warranty to be sure consumers understand it. A checklist for reviewing the prepared warranty is included.

Research in Education

... Techniques for Selecting and Writing Readable Materials , ” which shows how teachers , librarians , and community leaders can use readability research ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023534558

Category: Education

Page:

View: 130

DOWNLOAD →

English for Academic Research Writing Exercises

English for Writing Research Papers – everything you need to know about how to write a paper that ... If a paper is not readable it cannot be published.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461442981

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 865

DOWNLOAD →

This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English (long sentences, redundancy, poor structure etc). It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, around 3000 emails, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers. The exercises are organized into ten chapters on: punctuation and spelling word order writing short sentences and paragraphs link words - connecting phrases and sentences together being concise and removing redundancy ambiguity and political correctness paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism defining, comparing, evaluating and highlighting anticipating possible objections, indicating level of certainty, discussion limitations, hedging, future work writing each section of a paper Some exercises require no actual writing but simply choosing between various options, thus facilitating self-study, e-reading and rapid progress. In those exercises where extended writing is required, model answers are given. Exercise types are repeated for different contexts, for example the importance of being concise is tested for use in papers, referees' reports, and emails of various types. Such repetition of similar types of exercises is design ed to facilitate revision. The exercises can also be integrated into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at universities and research institutes. The book can be used in conjunction with the other exercise books in the series and is cross-referenced to: English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Writing Research Papers

An Introduction to Survey Research Polling and Data Analysis

The report should be written in a readable style , without permitting the numbers and data displays to detract from the text . A common error in research ...

Author: Herbert Weisberg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803974027

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

View: 171

DOWNLOAD →

This book describes how surveys are conducted in such a way that they can be believed, explains how to read statistical reports and analyze data, and provides guidelines that are useful in evaluating polls. Using examples from contemporary large surveys and polls, as well as from the media, the authors stress the importance of understanding tables thoroughly before moving to interval statistics. In addition, they cover: the design of surveys; the steps for sampling and question writing; interviewing and coding strategies; survey analysis from frequency distributions and cross-tabulations through to control tables and correlation/regression; the ethics of survey research; and how to read and write reports of survey research.

Writing for Earth Scientists

You could do much worse than start here. There are many books on how to write and be published aimed at research students and other aspiring academics. Many of these are readable, comprehensive and provide good advice.

Author: Stephen K. Donovan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119216834

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 633

DOWNLOAD →

The time has come. You are an Earth scientist. You’ve spent weeks, months, years working on this project – now is the time to pull it together for publication. You might be writing an undergraduate or graduate thesis, a research paper for a leading journal, a note for the newsletter of the local amateur scientific society, a book review or an abstract for a specialist geological conference. How do you make the transition from promising unpublished researcher to established academic author? Of course, the phrase ‘academic publishing’ covers a multitude of sins; monographs, research papers, book reviews, conference abstracts or whatever each requires a different approach. You have to decide what it is you are going to write and where to publish it. There are co-authors, supervisors of your degree, peer reviewers and editors to deal with on the way. But the only way to write like an academic is to write like an academic. . . where do you start? You could do much worse than start here. There are many books on how to write and be published aimed at research students and other aspiring academics. Many of these are readable, comprehensive and provide good advice. This book is composed of numerous short chapters on this subject, all directly relevant to one or more aspects of academic publishing and aimed particularly at the Earth scientists in the broadest sense. Geologists will be encouraged to use the book as much as a reference as a reader, ‘dipping in’ to the chapters that contain relevant tips, hints and comments to enable them to improve the paper that they are currently writing. The book is intended to be informative, readable and, above all, of practical application for all readers. In summary, the volume will be a readable compilation investigating many facets of academic publishing relevant to the Earth sciences. It will be of particular interest to postgraduate students, postdocs and new academics