2nd Edition

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

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ISBN 9781884585081
Published November 1, 1997 by Routledge
112 Pages

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Book Description

• 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.

Table of Contents


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

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