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Designing Research for Publication



October 2008 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
It is easy to be paralyzed by the possibilities and responsibilities of academic work or distracted into one fascinating alley after another without cumulative insight. Even when well underway too many scholars sink into necessary details and do not complete the less inviting tasks that are required to engage the attention of others.

Designing Scholarly Research addresses efforts to avoid these and other pitfalls. It is written especially for those early in their careers who must quickly master the basic mechanics of research and publication if they are to succeed as academics, and for those who try to assist them.

 
Preface
 
Part I: Choosing an Academic Home
 
Chapter 1: Finding the Right Conversation
 
Chapter 2: Criteria for Contribution
 
Chapter 3: Theoretical Explanation
 
Chapter 4: Evolution of Scholarly Projects
 
Part II: Designing Your Contribution
 
Chapter 5: Research Design
 
Chapter 6: Ontology and Epistemology
 
Chapter 7: Disciplines, Professions, and Their Subfields of Inquiry
 
Chapter 8: Literature Review
 
Chapter 9: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods
 
Chapter 10: Links to Practice and Policy
 
Chapter 11: Modeling Theoretical Propositions, by David Whetten
 
Chapter 12: Evaluation of Research Design and Outcomes
 
Part III: Conversations About Scholarship
 
Chapter 13: Mike Wallace on Critical Reading and Writing
 
Chapter 14: Gary Gaile, Susan Clarke, and Jim Huff on Controversies About Theory
 
Chapter 15: Susan Hanson on the Evolution of Multidisciplinary and Coauthored Research Projects
 
Appendix A: Internet Tools Supporting Scholarship
 
Appendix B: Questions for Those Designing Research, by Vivek Velamuri
 
Appendix C: Exercises Summary
 
Appendix D: Advice Summary
 
Appendix E: Summary of Political and Career Questions
 
Glossary
 
Selected Bibliography, by Tobias Fredberg
 
About the Author

This is a good guide for fledgling researchers looking to get published. I would encourage final year students to read this prior to submitting dissertations.

Mr Antonio Pangallo
Department of Psychology, City University
June 14, 2013

This is one of the best books available for helping to write a research paper at a higher education level. It helps you understand how to put it together and what is needed. Doing the exercises in her book will enable a researcher to define which conversation a research paper joins, detail how the paper extends the conversation, and provides background information for readers not familiar with the conversation to follow the paper. In sum, this book is particularly valuable for those who want to distill the nuts and bolts of defining research contribution.

Dr Leonor Cantera
Department of Social Psychology, Autonomous University of Barcelona
October 21, 2011

'A practical source for publication of research and scholarly activities amongst postgraduate students and researchers'

Dr Krishna Regmi
School of Health & Bioscience, University of East London
September 19, 2011

Very good book for scholars of all levels, from Ph.Ds to professors. I like the writing style, for a non-native speaker it is easy to follow the text.

Dr Thilo Pukall
Business Administration , University of Witten/Herdecke
May 24, 2011

I would recommend this book as supplemental reading for postdoctoral students and early career academics.

Dr Cathia Jenainati
English Literature , Warwick University
November 12, 2010

This is one of the best books available for helping to write a research paper at a higher education level. It helps you understand how to put it together and what is needed.

Reading the book and doing the exercises will enable a researcher to define which conversation a research paper joins, detail how the paper extends the conversation, and provides background information for readers not familiar with the conversation to follow the paper. In sum, this book is particularly valuable for those who want to distill the nuts and bolts of defining research contribution.

Ms Juliane Stahl
Faculty of Economic Sciences, Technical University Ilmenau
June 4, 2010

Useful and interesting for students considering trying to get their work ready for publication

Mrs Annie Ostapenko-Denton
Community Studies, Truro College
February 10, 2010

Takes my course's approach to research writing from their current needs to write an MA thesis to the future needs as professionals.

Mr Chris Faulk
Rhetoric and Composition, American University In Cairo
December 8, 2009

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