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Facilitating Coherence across Qualitative Research Papers

Qualitative Report, January 2011, Vol.16(1), p.263 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Facilitating Coherence across Qualitative Research Papers
  • Author: Chenail, Ronald J ; Duffy, Maureen ; St. George, Sally ; Wulff, Dan
  • Found In: Qualitative Report, January 2011, Vol.16(1), p.263 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Qualitative Research ; Connected Discourse ; Rhetoric ; Writing for Publication ; Editing ; Research Methodology ; Data Interpretation ; Research Reports ; Writing Improvement ; Social Sciences (General)
  • Language: English
  • Description: Bringing the various elements of qualitative research papers into coherent textual patterns presents challenges for authors and editors alike. Although individual sections such as presentation of the problem, review of the literature, methodology, results, and discussion may each be constructed in a sound logical and structural sense, the alignment of these parts into a coherent mosaic may be lacking in many qualitative research manuscripts. In this paper, four editors of The Qualitative Report present how they collaborate with authors to facilitate improvement papers' coherence in such areas as co-relating title, abstract, and the paper proper; coordinating the method presented with method employed; and calibrating the exuberance of implications with the essence of the findings. The editors share exercises, templates, and exemplary articles they use to help mentor authors to create coherent texts. (Contains 1 figure.)
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1052-0147 ; E-ISSN: 2160-3715

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