WriteTEL: Session2

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WriteTEL: Session2

  1. 1. Planning your paper
  2. 2. WelcomeSession overview Length – 1 hour Presentations and activitiesGround Rules Raise hand for urgent questions Use chat for general questions and activities Arriving late/leaving early
  3. 3. Learning outcomesAt the end of this workshop, you will:be aware of the different types of paper commonly published;recognise the typical elements in a paper structure;be able to start to develop a paper outline.
  4. 4. Last session, we looked at...Types of publications and outletsWhat makes a good paper?Things to consider when choosing where to publish.How to read a call for papers.Any questions?
  5. 5. Activity: what types of paper are there?From your own reading, please add your ideas to the chat window.
  6. 6. Types of paperpresentation of original researchdescriptive case studytheoretical paperliterature reviewmeta-reviewthought piece
  7. 7. Structure of a paperIntroductionBackgroundMethodology Data collection methods Data analysis methodsResultsDiscussionConclusions
  8. 8. IntroductionWhat is the paper about?Who is it aimed at?What type of paper is it?What is the structure of the paper?
  9. 9. BackgroundWhy is this paper important?Why did you carry out the work?Who influenced you?What is the state of the art in the field?What are your research questions?
  10. 10. MethodologyWhat are your philosophical assumptions?What type of research are you describing?What data collection/generation methods did you use?What data analysis methods did you use?Why did you use this approach?
  11. 11. ResultsWhat did you find out?What evidence/examples show your findings?How valid, reliable and generalisable are your findings?
  12. 12. DiscussionWhat are the wider implications of your research?What are the limitations of your research?How do your findings relate to the field?How do your findings relate to your research questions?
  13. 13. ConclusionsWhy is this paper important?What can others learn from your work?What is the key message?What are the next steps?
  14. 14. Some tips to get startedDecide what sort of paper you are writingFind another paper of that type to use as an exampleStart with the generic structure and add bullets under each pointThink of each bullet as a paragraphCheck the flow of your argumentAdd estimated word counts for sectionsWrite something – you can always change it laterCustomise the structure to suit your own paper

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