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How to Write an Abstract, Introduction, Discussion, and Conclusion

How to Write an Abstract, Introduction, Discussion, and Conclusion

The way the chapters are organized in this book is a clue to the order in which a typical social science paper should be written. I want to emphasize again that this order is my personal preference; some may agree with me; others will disagree. However, the sequential order in which the chapters are organized reflects the order of importance in the context of social science writing as I have attempted to explain in this book. I began with attempting to teach you how to formulate research questions from the shortcomings that arise from your readings (Chapter 2); you then learned how to synthesize the literature (Chapter ...

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