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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 on offer 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.

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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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Very good for first time research students.

Mrs Jane Cuthbert
Dental Academy, Portsmouth University
June 7, 2021

Suitable perhaps for Research Communication but not for the current course in Research Methods.

Professor Richard Howard McClatchey
Faculty of Environment & Technology, University of the West Of England
September 28, 2016

An excellent book which is user-friendly and well written. Useful to dip in and out of. This book provides a practical approach to any student, especially postgraduates, who need to present or publish their research. I especially like the 'reflections' part of each chapter - useful for students and teachers alike.

Mrs Ruth Baxter
Education Department, Blackburn College
April 30, 2013

I have found this book very helpful in explaining how to write in a critical manner and also how to present and analyse data. So far I have used this source to develop material for the classroom/lectures. I am not sure how 'student friendly' the book is (lots of good points in it but it is a dense read). Students who struggle to understand 'critical thinking/analysis' may benefit from reading this book, or those who wish to challenge themselves to do better.

Dr Rachel Curzon
Birmingham School of the Built Environment, Birmingham City University
February 13, 2013

An extremely useful tool for researchers.

Mr Jaypal Jain
Said Business School, University of Oxford
May 4, 2012

This book will be good specifically for our final year MBA students writing their dissertation.

Mrs Sarah Warnes
Dept of Business and Management, Colchester Institute
August 19, 2011

This is a useful book for Doctoral students but i did not feel it addressed all of their needs and therefore will only be supplemantary reading

Dr Yusra Mouzughi
Management, Liverpool John Moores University
December 8, 2010

I found this book very useful for master research students

Dr Paresh Wankhade
Business & Computing Deanery, Liverpool Hope University
September 21, 2010

this text supports students to develop a clear understanding of how to present small scale research projects

Ms Marion Gallgher
Social Science , Teesside University
February 19, 2010

Excellent title - very useful for the more able PG Dip students

Mr Andy Young
Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
February 18, 2010

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