Call for papers is an annual, semi-annual, or quarterly event solicited by distinguished research journals globally. While there is much knowledge to be shared, people’s hard work is often rejected owing to a lack of delivery in structure & content.
We, at Event Ready, are here to take you through a brief version of what is usually taught in research methods. We believe in knowledge for all and are eager to assist you in getting your work recognized on a global scale!
Just follow these steps:
1. Study-Backed Unique Topic
Start your research by thinking of a topic, some keywords, and then run an online search to establish how much has been studied on that topic and in what nation & year. If you can expound upon it, then your topic theme is set.
2. Defining the Problem & Scope
Carefully word your problem statement in a concise but straightforward manner. Avoid paragraphs. The statement should consist of the prevalent issue you seek to resolve and to what extent your study covers the topic. Scoping helps keep your research specific, not holistic.
3. Researching Literature
Research the existing literature thoroughly to grasp the extent of issues, frameworks, methods, & discoveries made relevant to your topic. Cite whoever you quote in your paper using the appropriate APA, MLA, or Chicago style.
4. Justifying Significance
Significance is an essential part of defining what your study intends to add to the body of knowledge. The better your argument, the stronger your chances of being accepted by a journal.
5. Forming Hypothesis
Once you have done sufficient study, you can form your hypothesis and relationships between the variables you deem dependent or relevant to each other. Extensive scientific and statistical research involves equations to model such data.
6. Developing Methodology
This is where you define data collection methods to test your hypothesis. State all parameters & conditions of the sample & population sizes, the type of sampling, screening, validation & authentication of data collection sources. Various kinds of software play a part in questionnaire-based quantitative data analysis, such as Stata, Minitab, SPSS, E-views, etc., while text analysis software transcribes for contextual qualitative analysis. As your hypothesis suggested, this is the major part of using this data to predict or show some relationship between variables.
7. Compile The Thesis
With your data analysis having yielded results supporting or against your hypothesis, you form a conclusion and present your recommendations and further study that you would suggest which people may be willing to fund on a large scale. This is also the part where many unscrupulous authors get caught for having manipulated results. Just be honest with your work and do not mold results to fit your point of view.
8. Editing For Last
Grammar checks, content placement, the addition of figures and tables, and most importantly, following the given format of the paper you are submitting. These things should be listed as a top priority as poor language is another way to get rejected. Always dot your ‘I’s and cross your ‘T’s.
While we know this brief intro to composing a fine paper will serve as a reminder to old-timers and confusing to new. Still, in due time we will cover deeper aspects of research analysis involved in a call for papers!
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