8th Edition

Writing Empirical Research Reports A Basic Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

By Melisa C. Galvan, Fred Pyrczak Copyright 2014
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    • 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.


    1. Structuring a Research Report

    2. Writing Simple Research Hypotheses

    3. A Closer Look at Hypotheses

    4. Writing Research Objectives and Questions

    5. Writing Titles

    6. Writing Introductions and Literature Reviews

    7. Writing Definitions

    8. Writing Assumptions, Limitations, and Delimitations

    9. Writing Method Sections

    10. Describing Experimental Methods

    11. Writing Analysis and Results Sections

    12. Writing Discussion Sections

    13. Writing Abstracts

    14. A Closer Look at Writing Reports of Qualitative Research

    15. Preparing Reference Lists


    Appendix A Checklist of Guidelines

    Appendix B Thinking Straight and Writing That Way

    Appendix C The Null Hypothesis and Significance Testing


    Leisa C. Galvan, Fred Pyrczak