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The Resource Writing research critically : developing the power to make a difference, Jill Schostak and John Schostak

Writing research critically : developing the power to make a difference, Jill Schostak and John Schostak

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Writing research critically : developing the power to make a difference
Title
Writing research critically
Title remainder
developing the power to make a difference
Statement of responsibility
Jill Schostak and John Schostak
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Language
eng
Summary
"This is not a standard guide to writing a dissertation, thesis, project report, journal article or book. Rather, this book will help researchers who are dissatisfied with the typical recipe approaches to standardised forms of writing-up and want to explore how academic writing can be used to greater effect. Writing Research Critically shows that writing up is not just about 'presenting findings' as if the facts would speak for themselves. As the authors show there are certain vital skills that any writer needs to develop within their academic writing, such as the ability to: - develop critical understanding and a personal academic voice - question assumptions and the status quo - frame the background and transgress the frame - read between the lines when reviewing the literature - strengthen interpretations and construct persuasive arguments - challenge and develop theory and explanations - develop ideas that create possibilities for realistic action Packed with examples from a range of writing projects (papers, dissertations, theses, reports, journal articles and books), this book provides a practical and refreshing way to approach and present research. Through case studies the authors offer a step by step guide from the early stages of planning a writing project, whether an undergraduate paper or a professional publication, to the polishing processes that make the difference between a merely descriptive account to an argument that intends to be critical and persuasive. Written in a clear accessible style this book will inspire a wide range of researchers from undergraduates to postgraduates, early career researchers and experienced professionals working across a wide range of fields, and demonstrate how research can have more impact in the real world"-- Provided by publisher
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Schostak, John F
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Schostak, Jill
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  • Academic writing
  • Research
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Writing research critically : developing the power to make a difference, Jill Schostak and John Schostak
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Agenda setting -- Framing the background -- Reviewing the literature for critical points of view -- Analysis and the deconstruction of realities -- Representation, revelation and repression of particulars and universals as a basis for making claims about 'reality' -- Interpretations -- Risking theory and explanations -- Persuasion and arguments -- Being critical -- Being novel -- Organising -- End games -- Conclusion
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ocn694393615
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 217 p.
Isbn
9780415598743
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012024148
System control number
(OCoLC)694393615
Label
Writing research critically : developing the power to make a difference, Jill Schostak and John Schostak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Agenda setting -- Framing the background -- Reviewing the literature for critical points of view -- Analysis and the deconstruction of realities -- Representation, revelation and repression of particulars and universals as a basis for making claims about 'reality' -- Interpretations -- Risking theory and explanations -- Persuasion and arguments -- Being critical -- Being novel -- Organising -- End games -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn694393615
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 217 p.
Isbn
9780415598743
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012024148
System control number
(OCoLC)694393615

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