How to Write an Effective Research Paper
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- 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.
- 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
This video provides an overview of the first chapter, which covers the Context of Writing a Research Journal Paper. In this chapter, you will learn how to efficiently conduct your research, even if you are starting completely from scratch.
This video will help you think about what you have accomplished in your research, as well as other questions that will help define your overall research focus.
In this video, you will learn the importance of locating prior works, why it can help speed up your research process, and how to easily locate such works.
In this video, I recommending helpful tips and resources for organizing your references, such as websites that can automatically generate bibliographies and help find related key papers.
The free resource that I highly recommend in this video is http://www.mendeley.com/
There are a number of crucial steps you should take before you start writing, such as considering whether your paper topic is consistent with the focus of the journal you would like to get published in. These types of preparations will help ensure your success and prevent you from wasting time writing with the wrong intentions in mind.
References are a vital part of your research paper, and you should be very careful to include them with attention to detail to the requirements of the journal in which your paper is to be published. For a free general guide to easily creating references, I recommend using http://www.mendeley.com
For more tools and resources on organizing references, please see Lecture #5 in the first chapter.