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Composing Research, Communicating Results: Writing the Communication Research Paper

Composing Research, Communicating Results: Writing the Communication Research Paper

Kurt Lindemann

ISBN: 978-1-118-94092-1

Apr 2017, Wiley-Blackwell

184 pages

$31.99

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Composing Research, Communicating Results: Writing the Communication Research Paper provides communication students with the knowledge and necessary tools to compose a variety of course-required papers that are scholarly, accessible, and well-written.
  • The first work of its kind to take students from brainstorming to outlining to sentence and paragraph construction to paper presentation, drawing on student-written examples
  • Easy-to-understand explanations of passive voice, point of view, commonly accepted citation styles, and more, with current and relatable student-written examples
  • Covers common writing assignments in communication and related courses, including the literature review, application paper, and empirical research paper
  • Four pedagogical features enhance comprehension and support learning: “Write Away” quick exercises, integratable “Building Blocks” assignments, “Engaging Ethics” tips, and “Student Spotlight” examples

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 So You Have to Write a Research Paper … 1

2 Brainstorm and Research: Formulating and Answering Questions 21

3 Making Arguments, Providing Support 43

4 Style and Format: How to Say What You Want to Say 73

5 Writing the Literature Review: Arguing for Audiences 101

6 Application and Reaction Papers 117

7 Writing Empirical Research Papers 127

8 What Next? Presenting and Publishing Papers 145

Index 161