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Writing and Presenting Research

Writing and Presenting Research

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June 2006 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This accessible and wide-ranging book is an invaluable introductory guide through the choices to be made when deciding how to report research. Writing and Presenting Research covers research written as theses and dissertations; chapters, books, reports and articles in academic, professional or general media such as newspapers; and also reviews the options for presenting research orally as lectures, keynotes, conference papers and even TV game shows.

These forms of reporting research have well-established conventions for their formats, but they also have growing numbers of alternative possibilities. This has generated debate about what is, or is not, acceptable, and the aim of this book is to make this debate more manageable for those wanting to assess which of the conventional or alternative possibilities is most appropriate for reporting their current research.

Arranged in easily followed sections enlivened with checklists, style variations, examples, and reflection points, Writing and Presenting Research has relevance to the social sciences, arts, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and law and is an invaluable reference tool for new and experienced researchers alike.

Conventions or Alternatives?
Principles for Selecting Appropriate Writing and Presentation Styles
Adapting to Audience
Adjusting for Their Aims

Adapting to Audience
Adjusting for Your Purposes

The Art and Craft of Writing
Primary Data
Literature and Methodology
Quantified Data
Qualitative Data
Narrative Data
Beginnings and Ends
Bibliographies, Referencing, Quotations, Notes

Becoming a Presenter
Getting into Print


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An interesting, comprehensive guide to writing which I can see will be a helpful resource for our students throughout their course - not just for the dissertation element. The text is well written and provides plenty of examples and 'hints' to guide the reader.

Dr Maria Fitzgerald
Faculty of Health, London South Bank University
February 11, 2010

This text is a very good resource for my students who are undertaking a Writing and Presentation skills course at level 4.

Dr Rob Monks
Dept of Nursing, Central Lancashire University
February 10, 2010

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