The Good Paper by Lotte Rienecker; Peter Stray Jørgensen; Signe SkovThe Good Paper is a handbook for writing research papers, BA and other projects, theses, essays, etc. in higher education. The book is written for students who must independently formulate a research question and search for the required literature for their research papers. The book includes numerous annotated examples of good papers coming from university and professional bachelor programs. It also provides activities along with necessary explanations. The Good Paper's view is that the research paper is a genre that cuts across fields and disciplines. This genre has five fundamental guiding elements which can be illustrated by a pentagon model: 1) the research question, 2) the purpose, 3) the data, materials, and phenomena, 4) the theories, concepts, and methods, and 5) the research design. *** Contents include: Good Papers in Higher Education - Genres and Quality Criteria * Writing Processes of Research Papers * Smaller Homework Assignments, One-Week Assignments, Set Exams - Essays * Formulating a Research Question: From Topic to Focus and Question * Literature and Information Search for Your Paper * Reading and Taking Notes for Your Paper * Sources in Your Paper * Data in the Paper * Theory, Concepts, Methods, and Research Design (= The Method of Your Research) * The Paper's Structure and Elements * The Paper's Argumentations * Clear and Academic Language * Supervision, Independence, and Ownership * Recommended Literature for Writing Papers and on Study Skills.
Publication Date: 2013-07-15
Thesis Writing for Master's and Ph. D. Program by Subhash Chandra Parija (Editor); Vikram Kate (Editor)This book on Thesis Writing for Master's and Ph.D. program focuses on the difficulties students encounter with regard to choosing a guide; selecting an appropriate research title considering the available resources; conducting research; and ways to overcome the hardships they face while researching, writing and preparing their dissertation for submission. Thesis writing is an essential skill that medical and other postgraduates are expected to learn during their academic career as a mandatory partial requirement in order to receive the Master's degree. However, at the majority of medical schools, writing a thesis is largely based on self-learning, which adds to the burden on students due to the tremendous amount of time spent learning the writing skills in addition to their exhausting clinical and academic work. Due to the difficulties faced during the early grooming years and lack of adequate guidance, acquiring writing skills continues to be a daunting task for most students. This book addresses these difficulties and deficiencies and provides comprehensive guidance, from selecting the research title to publishing in a scientific journal.