Research report writing: proposals, dissertations, and academic writing

Icarbord Tshabangu, Stefano Ba', Silas Memory Madondo

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This chapter discusses the critical aspects necessary to produce a research report from a study undertaken. Since research is based on a systematic endeavour which seeks to establish valid findings, the chapter addresses notions of criticality that ought to be espoused by the inquirer and the need to present findings being mindful of the demands related to academic writing. Furthermore, the chapter outlines the structures and steps that are necessary to produce a good enough proposal, ethical issues, gaining consent and ultimately how to produce a dissertation report at the end of all research activities and data analysis. It is noted in this chapter that a good proposal is most likely to end as a plausible research output. An informative study need not be diminished by a lack of academic writing skills, poor organisation, and unethical conduct.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch anthology on doctoral student professional development
EditorsMehdi Khosrow-Pour, Steve Clarke, Murray E. Jennex, Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, Sherif Kamel, In Lee, Jerzy Kisielnicki, Amar Gupta, Craig van Slyke, John Wang, Vishanth Weerakkody
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781668456033
ISBN (Print)9781668456026
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


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