Academic Writing

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Quick Tips on Being an Ethical Co-Writer

Co-authorship is now for many social science disciplines the default mode of academic authorship. Reflecting on this, Helen Kara provides insights and advice for authors looking to co-write and co-publish in an ethical way.

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Sonia Livingstone Discusses Digital Publishing in the Face of a Global Pandemic

In this Q&A conducted by the LSE Impact blog, social psychologist Sonia Livingstone outlines the ways that the pandemic has transformed the process of promoting a book. She discusses the heightened importance of social media and the opportunities that digital technologies have afforded for reaching new audiences and adapting conventional formats.

2 years ago
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What is a Social Science Essay?

We present this article, adapted from a chapter of ‘Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide,’ as a resource for Academic Writing Month.

2 years ago
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How Can We Ensure Our Research is Inclusive?

COVID-19 has led to new ways of working which have transformed research practices. This has created opportunities for research cultures to be more inclusive and accessible- especially to those for whom the university is a barrier. However, post-pandemic, research cultures also need to change. In this post, Stuart Read, Anne Parfitt and Tanvir Bush outline three provocations that researchers can ask as part of an inclusive research practice.

2 years ago
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And So to Conclude: In Search of a Happy Ending

William Poole takes an alternative approach to the usual ‘how-to’ blog format for academic writing. An avid reader of conclusions, with an aversion to writing them, the author presents an altogether inconclusive reflection on the form and function of the conclusion.

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Kathy Charmaz

Kathy Charmaz, 1939-2020: Developer of Constructivist Grounded Theory

Sociologist Kathy Charmaz, whose experience as an occupational therapist led her to develop a new take on the qualitative research methodology known as grounded theory, died of cancer on July 27. A professor emerita at Northern California’s Sonoma State University, she was 80.

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