Category : Scholarly Writing & Research

finding a research question

One of the most daunting challenges facing someone doing a thesis or dissertation is finding an appropriate research question. (Tweet this quote.) This is why guiding a student toward a viable question is one of the most important faculty responsibilities. A poorly conceived research question/purpose can result in multiple headaches and roadblocks. I have found that most students do not …

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tips for academic publishing

During my tenure as editor of the Armed Forces & Society journal, I have observed common mistakes or missteps among new authors. I consider myself an easy-going person, but sometimes, I get insulted or depressed by a newly submitted manuscript.  The last thing a new author wants to do is unwittingly insult the editor. So this blog post provides a …

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