GSS Meeting at CQU: 28 Aug 2008
Today, we start to look at a questionnaire used by Robert Brown to analyse our working papers.
The Eight Questions (Reproduce each heading with your answer.)
1. The working title of your paper (20 words): You will usually find it easier to write an effective title if you make your title a sentence.
2. Authors (in order of appearance with yourself as senior author)
3. Intended readers: Your readers should be outside your insitution.
4. Anticipated journal/s: Ensure that all readers are likely to read the nominated journal.
5a. What is the most important question your paper will pose? (30 words)
5b. What is the answer to question 5a? (30 words): Must give a direct answer to the question posed at 5a.
6. If your readers were offered only one sentence to summarise your article, what should it be? (25 words): Focus on the outcomes from the work, not the inputs. Answer should be the germ of the conclusion.
7a. What did you do the work? (70 words)
7b. What did you do? (70 words): Briefly outline the methods used to gather the evidence. Think about how the results and conclusions will change how people see the world.
7c. What happened? (100 words): Briefly outline the key results. Focus on outcomes.
7d. What can you add to theory? (70 words): A research paper has to add to braoder understanding. What will contribute?
7e. What can you add to practice? (70 words): What are the consequences of your work?
8. What remains unresolved? (no word limit): May or may not have a lot to say here. Some of it may be useful in your discussion.