Posts Tagged ‘academic writing’
more on proofreading academic writing in this IMS blog
SHORT LINK TO THIS INFORMATION: http://bit.ly/scsugradstudies
with Melanie Guentzel, Director of Graduate Student Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
when: Tue, Jan. 22, 2 PM
where: Plymouth campus on Zoom: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/438287799
who: new international graduate students at SCSU
students in Engineering Management, Regulatory Affairs, and Applied Clinical Research.
Access the library from a distance: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/library/
- Ask a Librarian:
live chat option with librarians from Minnesota colleges and universities
- scheduling research appointments,
- ILL and having books/articles delivered
- accessing digital resources:
online dbases Science Direct, IEEE Xplore
Research and Writing Tips
- Academic Integrity, plagiarism, academic dishonesty
intellectual property, copyright and sharing:
- finding appropriate sources,
peer-reviewed versus non-vetted sources
Google vs. Google Scholar vs. SCSU online dbases vs Academia.edu and ResearchGate.com
Digg http://digg.com/, Reddit https://www.reddit.com/ , Quora https://www.quora.com/, Wikipedia
- quoting vs. paraphrasing
- copyediting vs proofreading
- citing resources
citing someone’s else’s citation?
- suggestions for academic writing
- limitations and delimitations in research
- research and literature review
- Academic research: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2018/11/13/scsu-edad-scopus-vs-academia-vs-researchgate/
- Reference and citations services:
- Zotero: https://www.zotero.org/
- Fast and easy bibliographic tools:
- Social media
- LinkedIn Groups,
- Facebook Groups,
- Twitter influencers
- Collaboration tools
- Office 365
- Google Drive
- Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts
- Collecting and managing your resources:
Evernote: evernote.com OneNote (Microsoft)
Be a better write in 15 min
Emilie Soffe May 29, 2014
more on proofreading in this IMS blog
these are suggestions from Google Groups with doctoral cohorts 6, 7, 8, 9 from the Ed leadership program
How to find a book from InterLibrary Loan: find book ILL
Citing someone else’s citation?:
it gives you a good idea why will distance you from a possibility of plagiarizing.
Originality: Does the paper contain new and significant information adequate to justify publication?
Relationship to Literature: Does the paper demonstrate an adequate understanding of the relevant literature in the field and cite an appropriate range of literature sources? Is any significant work ignored?
Methodology: Is the paper’s argument built on an appropriate base of theory, concepts, or other ideas? Has the research or equivalent intellectual work on which the paper is based been well designed? Are the methods employed appropriate?
Results: Are results presented clearly and analyzed appropriately? Do the conclusions adequately tie together the other elements of the paper?
Implications for research, practice and/or society: Does the paper identify clearly any implications for research, practice and/or society? Does the paper bridge the gap between theory and practice? How can the research be used in practice (economic and commercial impact), in teaching, to influence public policy, in research (contributing to the body of knowledge)? What is the impact upon society (influencing public attitudes, affecting quality of life)? Are these implications consistent with the findings and conclusions of the paper?
Quality of Communication: Does the paper clearly express its case, measured against the technical language of the field and the expected knowledge of the journal’s readership? Has attention been paid to the clarity of expression and readability, such as sentence structure, jargon use, acronyms, etc.
Stanton, K. V., & Liew, C. L. (2011). Open Access Theses in Institutional Repositories: An Exploratory Study of the Perceptions of Doctoral Students. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 16(4),
We examine doctoral students’ awareness of and attitudes to open access forms of publication. Levels of awareness of open access and the concept of institutional repositories, publishing behaviour and perceptions of benefits and risks of open access publishing were explored. Method: Qualitative and quantitative data were collected through interviews with eight doctoral students enrolled in a range of disciplines in a New Zealand university and a self-completion Web survey of 251 students. Analysis: Interview data were analysed thematically, then evaluated against a theoretical framework. The interview data were then used to inform the design of the survey tool. Survey responses were analysed as a single set, then by disciple using SurveyMonkey’s online toolkit and Excel. Results: While awareness of open access and repository archiving is still low, the majority of interview and survey respondents were found to be supportive of the concept of open access. The perceived benefits of enhanced exposure and potential for sharing outweigh the perceived risks. The majority of respondents were supportive of an existing mandatory thesis submission policy. Conclusions: Low levels of awareness of the university repository remains an issue, and could be addressed by further investigating the effectiveness of different communication channels for promotion.
the researchers use the qualitative approach: by interviewing participants and analyzing their responses thematically, they build the survey.
Then then administer the survey (the quantitative approach)
How do you intend to use a mixed method? Please share
statement of the problem
metaphor — a novel or poetic linguistic expression where one or more words for a concept are used outside normal conventional meaning to express a similar concept. Aristotle l
The DNA of the research l A snapshot of the research l The foundation of the research l The Heart of the research l A “taste” of the research l A blueprint for the study
digital object identifier, or DOI
digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically.
Why do we need it?
2010 Changes to APA for Electronic Materials Digital object identifier (DOI). DOI available. If a DOI is available you no longer include a URL. Example: Author, A. A. (date). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(number), page numbers. doi: xx.xxxxxxx
Mendeley (vs Zotero and/or RefWorks)
Online Writing Tools: FourOnlineToolsforwriting
social media and altmetrics
2. What is Constant Comparative Method?
There are bunch of other situations, when you may be strapped and instead of filling disgruntled and stressed, you can deliver the mental [junk] food for your brain.
Earbuds help me: 1. forget the unpleasant task, 2. Utilize time 3. Learn cool stuff
NPR Fresh Air
While this is not a Ph.D., but Ed.D. and we do not delve into the philosophy of science and dissertation etc. the more you know about this process, the better control you have over your dissertation.
How to do a literature review: Citation tracing, concept saturation and results’ mind-mapping
- engage in citation tracing: you will need to find the key references across the literature for your particular project
- map whether your literature review has reached concept saturation: have you exhausted the field for the specific topic you are working on
- need to lay out how different citations, bodies of work and key concepts relate to each other
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