1st Edition

A Student Guide to Writing Research Reports, Papers, Theses and Dissertations

By Cathal Ó Siochrú Copyright 2023
    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    This useful guide for students combines all the guidance, advice and key tips needed to write successful research reports, theses or dissertations, exploring, in detail, each of the elements involved in writing an academic paper.

    The book will guide you through all the key sections of a report including the introduction, literature review, method, results, discussion and more. Each chapter contains instructions and advice aimed at three different levels of report writing experience – ‘The basics’ covers the basic purpose and structure of each section as well as the most common mistakes, ‘Refinements’ helps you to develop your report writing skills beyond the basics, adding polish and depth, and ‘Advanced’ offers advice and insight into the most complex issues in report writing. In addition to the guidance, there are examples to show you the principles of report writing in action and exercises which allow you to test your understanding as you learn.

    An essential reference for any student writing an academic paper, A Student Guide to Writing Research Reports, Papers, Theses and Dissertations is the ideal resource to be used as part of your independent study or when working with a supervisor.

    Chapter 1 – Overview
    Chapter 2 – The introduction
    Chapter 3 – The literature review
    Chapter 4 – The method
    Chapter 5 – The results
    Chapter 6 – The discussion
    Chapter 7 – Abstracts, References and Appendices
    Chapter 8 – Desk-based research
    Chapter 9 – Academic writing


    Cathal Ó Siochrú is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Education Studies at Liverpool Hope University, UK