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ERIC Number: ED396284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals, Reports, Theses, and Dissertations.
Ostler, Elliott
Designed to be useful in the preparation of a research proposal, a culmination report of completed research, a thesis or a dissertation, this paper discusses each chapter of these various reports and offers samples of what is typically included under each subheading. Sections of the paper address the "problem" (including problem statement, hypotheses, significance of the problem, limitations, and organization of the remainder of the report); the review of the literature; methodology or procedures (instrumentation, data collection, data analysis, and summary); results or findings (demographic data, headings related to hypotheses stated earlier, and summary); summary, conclusions, and recommendations; and appendixes. The paper concludes with a final set of advice, including avoiding adverbs and personal pronouns, writing in third person, using past tense (except for proposals), and not directly identifying persons involved as subjects. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Technical Communication; Writing Contexts