«The world's best guide to academic craftmanship: if you're a good academic, here's how to prove it to those who need to know.»
Stein Tønnesson, Director, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), about the first editionAcademics are not just researchers, but writers too. Using her many years of practical experience gained as a teacher and editor, Lynn Nygaard guides you through the whole process of writing and presenting your research in order to help you make your voice heard within the academic community. Grounded in real world advice rather than abstract best practice, Nygaard demonstrates a number of approaches to writing in order to help you identify those most suited to your own project.
This updated new edition includes:
- More examples from across the social sciences
- A new chapter on presenting statistical data
- Examples from around the world
- More material on e-publishing, open access and referencing software
- An annotated biography
- A comprehensive glossary
From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book enables you to communicate your research passionately and professionally.
«Nygaard gets at the heart of the challenge of academic writing, providing solutions for scholars of all levels working to hone their craft and effectively and efficiently communicate their research. She accomplishes all this while being a competent and oftentimes humorous chaperone on the endeavor.»
Cyanne E. Loyle, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University
«This is a highly accessible book, full of useful advice. I have always recommended it to doctoral students, and the new edition is even better.»
Charlie Owen, Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education
Lynn Nygaard er ansatt hos PRIO, Institutt for fredsforskning i Oslo, som spesialrådgiver for prosjektutvikling og publisering. Hun har lang erfaring med å holde kurs om akademisk skriving.