Chapter 13

Reading and Writing the Quantitative Research Report

 

Quoting and Paraphrasing

Researchers should reserve word-for-word citations for the most important aspects of their literature reviews. Far more frequently, researchers paraphrase in their literature review what other scholars have written. The Writer's Handbook, a web site maintained by the University of Wisconsin provides an excellent tutorial for paraphrasing and summarizing the research of others.

 

Writing Seems So Easy, But It's Not

The Knowledge Base by Bill Trochim website provides a section on writing quantitative research articles. It's worth the read.

Why do We Use APA Style?

Listen and watch Dr. Keri Stephens, University of Texas, explain why researchers need to know APA style.

Need Help with APA Style?

The OWL lab at Purdue University is an excellent resource for writing and creating citations and references.

What's a doi Number?

A doi number is a unique identifier for digital material. Look at this website to learn more. Just like each person in the U.S. has a unique social security number, articles also have these unique identifiers.

  

Need Help in Creating Reference List Entries

Use this website provide by David Warlick’s The Landmark Project to create APA entries. However, it does not include doi numbers. Be sure to add those in.

 

Great Guide to Help You Format Your References in APA

 

Presenting Your Quantitative Research as a Poster

You may be asked to present your research as a poster. This website will get you started.

Submitting Your Research Paper to a Communication Convention

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Submissions are due early April for the next August’s convention.

 

Broadcast Education Association

Submissions are due early December for the next April’s convention.

 

Central States Communication Association

Submissions are due early/mid September for the next April’s convention.

 

Eastern States Communication Association

Submissions are due mid October for the next April’s convention.

 

International Communication Association

Submissions are due in November for the next May/June convention.

 

National Communication Association

Submissions are due early/mid February for the next November’s convention.

 

Southern States Communication Association

Submissions are due mid September for the next April’s convention.

 

Western States Communication Association

Submissions are due mid September for the next February’s convention.

 

*Another resource for developing and presenting your research is Lambda Pi Eta, the communication honors society. See if your university has a chapter.

What Happens at a Communication Conference?

Read this article by Dr. Jimmie Manning to learn how to "do" a conference and get the most out of your time there. 

Updated October 1, 2018