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Preparing Scientific Articles: Some Hints and Tips


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2 Public Administration and Management, Mzumbe University
     

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This article provides a general perceived acceptable way of preparing and presenting scientific writings such as articles and term papers. It surveys most commonly acceptable qualities for preparing and presenting schol arly articles and term papers. Currently there seems huge need for the gui de on preparing these schol arly articles. The essence arises due to the notabl e weakness amongst students who eventually become lectures in most of higher learning insti tutions. We employ a quali tative research design for the arti culation of this study. Documentation and experiential have been the main sources of information gathering. The survey of various journals, journal websi tes, and articles has been the li teratures used to obtain information. The article reveals that there are generally four to seven main parts in schol arly articles and term papers. These are Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Materials and Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion of the Findings, and the Conclusion. In addition, the parts of the article may vary slightly pending the requi rement of the journal . However, we conclude that arti cle preparati on need adept understanding of the author, and that while compliance to journal's policy is crucial , yet each research article should at l east cover, an Abstract, Introduction, Li terature Review, Materials and Methods, Results/Discussion of the Findings, and the Conclusion.

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Scholarly Articles, Term Papers, Introduction, Literature Review, Materials and Methods, Results/findings, Discussion of the Findings, Conclusion
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Norman Adamson Sigalla King
Teofilo Kisanji University
Stella Malangalila Kinemo
Public Administration and Management, Mzumbe University

Abstract


This article provides a general perceived acceptable way of preparing and presenting scientific writings such as articles and term papers. It surveys most commonly acceptable qualities for preparing and presenting schol arly articles and term papers. Currently there seems huge need for the gui de on preparing these schol arly articles. The essence arises due to the notabl e weakness amongst students who eventually become lectures in most of higher learning insti tutions. We employ a quali tative research design for the arti culation of this study. Documentation and experiential have been the main sources of information gathering. The survey of various journals, journal websi tes, and articles has been the li teratures used to obtain information. The article reveals that there are generally four to seven main parts in schol arly articles and term papers. These are Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Materials and Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion of the Findings, and the Conclusion. In addition, the parts of the article may vary slightly pending the requi rement of the journal . However, we conclude that arti cle preparati on need adept understanding of the author, and that while compliance to journal's policy is crucial , yet each research article should at l east cover, an Abstract, Introduction, Li terature Review, Materials and Methods, Results/Discussion of the Findings, and the Conclusion.

Keywords


Scholarly Articles, Term Papers, Introduction, Literature Review, Materials and Methods, Results/findings, Discussion of the Findings, Conclusion

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