VirtualMV/Research/Abstract (Tiny Text)

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Writing and abstract

A framework, referred to as "Tiny Text" as proposed by Thomson and Kamler (2012)[1] which forms the basis of an abstract, can be used as a planning tool for a research paper or proposal (Mewburn, 2011)[2].

The Tiny Text has four parts

Part Description Suggested template
1. Locate Introduce the Context .. is a significant issue .. because ..
2. Focus The question arising In this paper the focus is on ...; The research question this paper addresses ...
3. Report What was done and what was found Analysing the findings shows ...
4. Argue Why it matters and where to from here The paper argues that ... and concludes by suggesting that ...

Or in a theoretical paper

1. Locate Introduce the Context .. is a significant issue .. because ..
2. Problematise The question in context
3. Argue Why it matters and where to from here The paper argues that ... and concludes by suggesting that ...


Or in Empirical research

  • Empirical research is a way of gaining knowledge by means of direct and indirect observation or experience. Empirical evidence (the record of one's direct observations or experiences) can be analyzed quantitatively or qualitatively.
1. Locate Introduce the Context .. is a significant issue .. because ..
2. Focus The question arising In this paper the focus is on ...; The research question this paper addresses ...
3. Anchor Methodology The paper discusses findings ... which used .. in order to show ..
4. Report What was done and what was found Analysing the findings shows ...
5. Argue Why it matters and where to from here The paper argues that ... and concludes by suggesting that ...

VmvIcon References.png References

  1. Thomson, P., & Kamler, B. (2012). Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals: Strategies for getting published (1 edition.). London ; New York: Routledge
  2. Mewburn, I. (2011) Seven steps to creating a journal article: Part Two.. PhD2Published. Retrieved from http://www.phd2published.com/2011/04/13/seven-steps-to-the-perfect-paper-writing-an-abstract-as-a-prelude-to-writing-the-paper/

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