CJ 306 Exam 1 Study Guide
CJ 306 Exam 1 Study Guide CJ 306
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C 306 Exam 1 Study Guide Empirical studies 0 Original research that is done by you Literature Review 0 Already published work Work that you would find in a library Categories of a paper 0 Title page Abstract Introduction to research problem Bodytext Discussionconclusionrecommendations and Reference list Optimum length of a paper 0 the optimum length of a paper is the number of pages needed to effectively communicate the primary ideas of the research Ways of shortening a paper 0 state points clearly and directly confining the discussion to the specific problem 0 eliminate repetition 0 write in active voice instead of passive Numbering elements vs bullets O The use of a numbered list may indicate an unwantedunwarranted ordinal position Bullets may be utilized as an alternate 0 within a paragraph or sentence identify elements in a series by lowercase letters in parenthesis 0 within a sentence use commas to separate three or more elements that do not have internal commas use semicolons to separate three or more elements that have internal commas Developing a title 0 A title should summarize the main idea of the research paper A concise statement of the main topic 0 avoid words that serve no useful purpose which can be misleading Use of punctuation commas O continuity can be achieved by the use of commas by showing the relationship between ideas 0 commas also cue the reader to pause and utilize voice in ections Hazard of shifting topics without warning 0 suddenly shifting the topic tense person can confuse the reader Redundancy 0 Do not repeat the same thing over again Jargon O jargon is the continuous use of a technical vocabulary Experiments tables and data 0 An experiment cannot attempt to demonstrate control unwanted variables or interpret findings nor can tables or figures compare they show or indicate The use of the word We 0 Do not use we unless you have coauthors helping you If you are the only author always use I Using abbreviations in titles 0 Avoid using abbreviations Spell out all terms which ensures accuracy for filing or indexing Recommended length of a title 0 recommended length for a title is no more than 12 words Importance of the institution 0 The University of Alabama The abstract 0 a brief comprehensive summary of the contents of the research paper allows readers to survey the contents of the paper quickly 0 the first contact with the research paper Suggested word limit for an abstract 0 do not exceed the word limit 150 to 250 words Introduction 0 Summarizes the relevant arguments and past arguments gives the reader a firm sense of what was done and why Page number for the abstract 0 Page number 2 Page number for the introduction 0 Page number 3 Hanging indent o The second and all following lines are indented more than the first It is used on the references page for all of the citing
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