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Author Petchko, Katerina, author
Title How to write about economics and public policy / Katerina Petchko,
Imprint London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Front Cover; How to Write about Economics and Public Policy; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Target Audience for This Book; Purposes of This Book; How This Book Came About; Special Features; A Focus on Disciplinary Writing; Acknowledgments; Disclaimer; Chapter 1: What Is Academic Writing?; Academic Writing as a Universal Set of Skills; Academic Writing vs. General-Purpose Writing; The Notion of Genre in Academic Writing; Disciplinary Differences in Academic Writing; Academic Writing: A Definition; Academic Writing as Research; Academic Writing as a Dialog
The Demands of Graduate WritingSpecial Problems of Non-English Writers; Learning to Write Like an Expert; Chapter 2: Research in Public Policy and Economics; What Is Research?; Research in Public Policy and Economics; Empirical vs. Nonempirical Research; Purposes of Empirical Research; Exploration; Description; Explanation; Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research; Which Approach Is Prevalent in Public Policy Programs?; The Rhetoric of Quantitative and Qualitative Research; Research Designs in Public Policy and Economics; Quantitative Designs; Qualitative Designs
Combining Quantitative and Qualitative ApproachesExamples of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches; Qualitative Approach; Quantitative Approach; Chapter 3: Research Topics and Paper Options; Possible Topics; Narrowing Down a Topic; Suggestions for a Good Topic; A Good Topic Is Limited; A Good Topic Is Researchable and It Is Researchable by You; A Good Topic Focuses on a Debatable Issue; A Good Topic Allows You to Make an Original Contribution; A Good Topic Is Grounded in Theory and Previous Research; Common Problems with Topic Selection; T̀̀he Current Situation; ́́Ẁ̀hat Can Be Done?́́
R̀̀esearch as AdvocacyŔésearch on M̀̀y Country; ́́Research Paper Options; Chapter 4: Identifying Literature to Review; What Is Academic Literature?; Scholarly Literature; Scholarly Journals; Textbooks and Scholarly Books; Doctoral Dissertations; Academic Conference Reports; Policy Literature; Popular Literature; Hierarchy of Academic Literature; Looking for Relevant Literature: Where to Start; The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL); The Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP); Policy Studies Journal (PSJ); How to Read Literature Reviews; Suggestions for Searching for Empirical Literature
Where to Look for LiteratureChapter 5: Reading and Analyzing Literature; Understanding the Structure and Organization of Research Papers; Title; Abstract; Introduction; Body of the Paper; Common Organization of the Body of an Empirical Paper; Common Organization of the Body of a Nonempirical Paper; Conclusion; References; Appendices; Reading Empirical Studies; How Many Studies to Read?; Analyzing Empirical Studies; Step 1: Determine Relevance; Step 2: Assess Basic Quality; Step 3: Group Studies into Categories; Step 4: Identify Main Arguments; Two Types of Argument
Subject English language -- Business English
English language -- Technical English
English language -- Economic aspects
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