How to Write an Effective Research Paper
What you'll learn
- Learn how to properly and efficiently conduct a research project, especially for scientific research
- Learn exactly how to prepare an effective research paper for publication in a scientific journal, archival volume, or other professional publications
- By following the methods and suggested approaches, you will be able to write an effective and possibly award-winning paper that communicates your findings with your professional community in a clear and organized manner
- No prior experience in writing a research or technical paper required. This course is equally helpful to beginners as it can help those with some familiarity with research to write more effective research papers.
Over the last decade, the expectation for publishing research papers has increased significantly in academia, in professional communities, and in science and technology disciplines worldwide.
In scientific fields (especially in academia), both graduate students and faculty are expected to publish the results of their research work in journals and conference proceedings. Publication of research or journal papers has also become a key measure for tenure and promotion assessments. In fact, U.S. News, National Research council, and other external organizations often consider publications as a critical metric in their analysis and ranking of programs and institutions. An increasing number of highly ranked universities, worldwide, now require publication of papers in SCI indexed journals as a per-requisite to receive a doctoral degree.
Unfortunately, despite the widespread standard of writing and publishing research papers, most Universities don’t offer any formal training or mentorship on how to write effective papers. The lack of guidance and resources has made it difficult, and at times frustrating, for graduate students and young researchers to properly organize and structure their papers for acceptance into publications.
Whether you are a graduate student, conducting research, working towards a tenure, or you would like to advance your professional career in science, technology or academia, you will find this course greatly helpful. You will no longer have to struggle or spend countless hours figuring out how to start your research paper, only to have it turn out not as good as you hoped.
If you are a beginner, you can simply follow along with the easy steps outlining each section of your paper; even if you are more experienced, you may be surprised at how much you can improve your research writing technique from the strategies and examples presented in the course videos.
This “Writing Research Papers: How to Write Research Paper Effectively” course will provide you with the valuable research guidance from a scholar with over 36 years of experience in research and teaching in higher education. Dr. Mohammad Noori has published over 250 technical and professional papers, 6 advanced level text books, has been the guest editor of over 20 special journal volumes and technical books, and has given over 100 keynote, plenary and invited talks, currently serves as the technical editor, associate editor and a member of the editorial board of several prestigious journals and as a series editor for CRC/Taylor& Francis, and has presented numerous workshops worldwide on this topic.
Take this Writing Research Papers course now and learn how to write research paper effectively.
In a near future this course will be thoroughly revised to include topics on the latest web-based tools and scholarly resources that provide invaluable resources for conducting research and publishing high quality papers.
Who this course is for:
- Master’s or Doctoral graduate students
- New faculty members who are expected to publish work in professional publications, journals and proceedings
- Researchers in industry who are expected to prepare technical papers
- Any young scholars with limited or no experience in preparing journal and/or technical papers
As an educator, scholar and an administrator, Dr. Mohammad Noori has over 38 years of experience working in academia and has been a pioneer in establishing innovative industry-university-government and global partnerships. He has long been an advocate for collaboration, innovation and multi-disciplinary study, and throughout his career he has been honored with numerous recognition for his teaching and research.
Dr. Noori has received numerous honors for his teaching, research and professional service. The most recent ones include the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Keating Award for Innovation and Leadership in Lifelong Learning in Graduate Engineering Education, and the ASEE Isadore T. Davis National Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry on June 16, 2014, and on June 12, 2012.
Dr. Noori has written over 250 research papers in his research area of artificial intelligence based methodologies for structural health monitoring, random vibrations, multifunctional and intelligent structures, and seismic hazard mitigation. He has published 6 advanced level scientific books, has been the founding executive editor of a scientific journal, has been the guest editor of over 30 special volumes and books, serves as the series editor for CRC/Taylor & Francis and has presented over 100 invited and keynote talks at numerous international conferences, universities and industry. He has also had the honor of being invited by President Clinton's Special Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, as a national expert, to present a Testimony. He has supervised over 80 post-doctoral and graduate students and their research projects, and has held distinguished visiting professorships at several highly ranked universities world-wide.
Noori has served as the department head at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, North Carolina State University and as the dean of engineering at California Polytechnic State University Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has spearheaded, and participated in the creation of industry-university-government consortia and global collaborations. He founded and chaired the ASME Committee on Uncertainty and Probabilistics, and has served on, chaired or co-chaired, over 20 scientific and organizing committees of major international conferences. He has also served as a program director at the National Science Foundation, has served as member of the Board of Directors and External Advisory Board of several non-profit, industry and academic organizations, has been a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies, has served as the external examiner for several doctoral committees at a number of international institutions, and has provided expert witness services, in the areas of vibration, structural safety, mechanical failure, product liability, and seismic mitigation. He also provides strategic planning services, especially on development of industry-university partnerships, outcome-based assessment and program development. He is also an ABET evaluator representing ASME.
Noori is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, has received the prestigious Fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, he has been listed in on numerous Who Is Who publications and is a member of Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Chi-Epsilon, and Sigma Mu Epsilon honorary societies.
He currently teaches at Cal Poly State University, while also serving as the Executive Editor of a prestigious scientific journal, as the associate editor of two other international journals, as thee chief technical advisor at a technical start-up, and a member of the editorial board of seven other scientific journals.
Noori is a member of Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Chi-Epsilon, and Sigma Mu Epsilon honorary societies