Research Article Introductions: Mind the Gap

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

Research shows that academic writers of research article Introductions typically establish a research space by pointing out a research gap that the current study addresses. The Introduction offers an opportunity for writers to begin to tell the research story by articulating the gap and, then, taking their own conversational turn. But how do writers persuade […]

Research Article Conclusions: Wrapping Up and Looking Forward

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

The research article is the most privileged form of publication in which academics present their intellectual contributions. As such, conclusions offer writers several final opportunities to engage with readers in this high-stakes writing situation. With conclusions in mind, the facilitator explores some of the organizational patterns of research articles written in English, while accounting for […]

Annotated Bibliographies: Synthesizing Multiple Studies

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

This evidence-based workshop introduces researchers to the typical structure of an annotated bibliography, while accounting for variations in purpose. Typically, the annotations synthesize multiple studies, help develop a discussion of the current field, and help identify a potential knowledge contribution. Research shows that annotated bibliographies across disciplines typically consist of 3 parts: the full bibliographic […]

Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings With Brevity and Concision

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

Abstracts play a vital role in the communication of research. Studies show that abstracts are the most frequently read part of a research article, and that abstracts help researchers determine whether or not to read the entire study. But how do writers communicate the relevance and legitimacy of their research to members of the discipline? […]