By Charlesworth Author Services on March 02, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Effective paper writing for early career researchers: Module 5: Key team working skills

This webinar will help you to think about your team working skills. What team skills do employers want? How can you acquire and improve your skills? How can you demonstrate your skills?

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 02, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Effective paper writing for early career researchers: Module 4: How to sell yourself as a researcher

This webinar will help you to sell yourself as a researcher. This can be done with the help of a strong CV or resumé, keeping your institutional webpage up to date, finding social media sites that researchers from your field actively participate on, discussing your subject area on the press and networking with other colleagues and supervisors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 02, 2021

Bitesize webinar: Effective paper writing for early career researchers: Module 3: The right mindset for academic paper writing

This webinar will help you get into the right mindset for writing an academic paper. It talks about identifying the purpose of the paper, the target audience and the reader. It also talks about how to plan the paper, gather the information you need, and focus on writing and proofreading.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 02, 2021

Bitesize webinar: Effective paper writing for early career researchers: Module 2: Writing an effective masters' dissertation

This webinar explains what is an effective masters' dissertation, what goes into it, how long should it be, what style of writing should be used, what differences are there in masters' dissertations, how can you write up an effective masters' dissertation and what are markers looking for.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 02, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Effective paper writing for early career researchers: Module 1: Writing an effective PhD thesis

This webinar explains what is an effective PhD thesis, what goes into writing a PhD thesis, how long should it be, what style of writing should be used, what differences are there in PhD theses and how to write an effective PhD thesis.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 12, 2021

Writing a compelling results and discussion section

In the results section of your academic paper, you present what you found when you conducted your analyses, whereas in your discussion section you explain what your results mean and connect them to prior research studies. In other words, the results section is where you describe what you did, and the discussion sections is where you describe what this means for the field.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 12, 2021

Writing a Strong Methods Section

The methods section is very straightforward to write, but it does require a lot of technical detail, so writing this section can be time-intensive. In this section, you describe how you conducted your study, and making sure that this section is clear and complete is of utmost importance to readers and reviewers. Journal reviewers will weigh this section heavily during the peer-review process, as will journal editors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 11, 2021

Common Writing Errors in Academic Writing

Writing errors are common across academic papers submitted for publication review. These can lead to a decision to reject, especially if they are prevalent throughout the submission. Even if these errors do not result in a rejection, they will result in significant revisions, which can be tedious and time-consuming.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Conducting a literature review

The goal of the theoretical framework, or literature review for your paper is to present and synthesize research that other researchers have conducted and provide an explanation of how your study connects to other research on this topic.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 18, 2021

Overcoming writer’s block for academics.

You have decided to write an academic paper and submit it for review. You feel excited to have completed your research study and are ready to share the results. You have selected a journal; read all the submission requirements and you are ready to write. But you hit a wall and you are not sure how to move forward – you have writer’s block.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 12, 2021

Choosing the right venue for sharing your research

There are many ways to share the results of your research. Building a profile as a researcher can help you to become more well known in the field, enhance the visibility of your work, and increase the number of researchers who read your work when it is published in journals. You can share information about your research through a professional website, Twitter, social media platforms such as LinkedIn and by maintaining a research blog.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 20, 2021

Four common statistical test ideas to share with your academic colleagues

As researchers, one task we are all engaged in is choosing the appropriate statistical test for our analysis and data. Choosing the appropriate test is key since our findings, interpretations, and recommendations will be based on the analyses we conduct.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 20, 2021

Statistics and data presentation: understanding variables

All science is about understanding variability in different characteristics, and most characteristics vary, hence we call the characteristics that we are studying ‘variables'. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 19, 2021

Statistics and data presentation: understanding effect size

Effect size is not the same as statistical significance: significance tells you how likely it is that a result is due to chance, and effect size tells you how important the result is.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 18, 2021

Choosing an Appropriate Quantitative Research Design Is Your Worst Enemy. Steps To Defeat It

Research design refers to how the study was conducted and outlines detailed plans and procedures for how the study will be conducted.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 27, 2020

How can I reach the level of academic writing needed for a PhD?

A thesis is a big undertaking, usually 60,000 to 80,000 words.  It’s likely to be the longest thing you’ve ever written, and when it’s complete, you’ll be examined on it.  It’s very common to be worried about whether you can write a successful thesis.  If you’re writing in English, and it isn’t your first language, that can be an even bigger worry.

The good news is that, if you get accepted for a PhD, it’s because your department believes in you.  However, they don’t expect you to already have all the experience you need.  You don’t have to already be familiar with the type of language expected in your thesis, or know how to structure it.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 16, 2020

How to perform a literature search from the beginning

When beginning a research project, one of the first steps you are likely to carry out is performing a literature search to obtain an overview of the current state of the field. Performing a literature search can help you understand what is currently known about a specific topic and what question or questions remain unanswered.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 02, 2020

How do I use correct punctuation when I write my research paper in English? The importance of correct punctuation in academic writing

Using punctuation in English-language academic writing is important to help ensure that your intended meaning is conveyed as clearly as possible. In addition, using punctuation correctly gives readers (including journal editors) a good impression of the quality of the paper, which can affect the perception of the quality of a study. In this post, we will talk about some of the common mistakes and misunderstandings around punctuation in English paper writing and how to avoid them.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 02, 2020

How to use reference management tools

Reference management tools are software programs that can help organise and cite references for academic writing. They serve as “virtual libraries” in which you can store hundreds of references to published papers that contain all of the relevant publication information, such as author names, journal names, volume, issue, page numbers, and more. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 17, 2020

How to write an introduction to an academic article

The introduction to an academic article is the first section of the paper, immediately following the abstract. One of the most important functions of an introduction is to answer the question ‘why?’: why was the study performed, and why is it interesting and/or important? 

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