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Does your academic work fit into one of our departments? If not, please contact our Editor in Chief by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A note to students from the Study Abroad Journal editor
Ten parts to an academic paper
- Abstract — synopsis of the entire research (including key words).
- Introduction — introducing the topic, research gap, or a research problem.
- Literature review — what similar research has been published? (i.e. what is known).
- Methods and methodology — the ‘research design’ or systematic strategy
- Result or findings — what was discovered or learned from the research?
- Discussion or implications — comparing the findings against literature review (i.e. what can we gain from the study?)
- Conclusion or concluding thoughts — the final packaging of the research (e.g. recommendations, limitations of the study, or suggestions for further research).
- Acknowledgements — integrity of the human element (i.e. credit where credit is due).
- References or bibliography — literature cited (references) or relevant sources (bibliography).
- Appendices — supporting images, figures or files.
Sources of Information
There are many sources of information. Generally, we categorize them into primary and secondary sources.
- Primary sources: original or first-hand sources, such as interviews or personal observations.
- Secondary sources: books or printed materials written by other people. Internet sources are essentially secondary sources. We must question the validity of transient information and grey literature found on the internet.
Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Normally, we identify two broad areas of research: qualitative and quantitative.
- Qualitative:dealing with descriptions; data can be observed but not measured; colors, textures, smells, tastes, appearance, beauty, etc.; Qualitative → Quality
- Quantitative: dealing with numbers and data which can be measured, such as length, height, area, volume, weight, time, temperature, cost, ages, etc.; Quantitative → Quantity
Deductive & Inductive Reasoning
- The argument may be true, yet the premise may be false.
Deductive reasoning—premises and conclusion
- All students take Interdisciplinary Study. (Premise).
- Interdisciplinary study makes you smarter. (Premise).
- Therefore, students who take Interdisciplinary study are smarter. (Conclusion).
Inductive reasoning—the educated guess
- All of the international students I interviewed can speak English. (Specific observation).
- Therefore, international students can speak English. (Generalized conclusion).