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23 10月.2017 New

Periodicals report events—from daily news stories, for-sale notices, and reviews of new novels to the proceedings of an academic conference—as or soon after they happen. “Periodical” is a general term for any newspaper, magazine, or journal that is published at regular intervals—once a day, once a week, once a month, once a quarter, or even once a year. Whether the periodical in question is a newspaper aimed to keep the inhabit...

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10 10月.2017

Members of the media do “research” by performing all sorts of tasks — pulling financial records, tracking down contact information for sources, scraping data from government websites. But another key skill is the ability to locate and review academic studies to strengthen and deepen stories. The Journalist’s Resource studies database distills top research, but there’s a much bigger universe of research out there. One common ...

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10 10月.2017

Reading scholarly studies can help journalists integrate rigorous, unbiased sources of information into their reporting. These studies are typically carried out by professors and professional researchers — at universities, think tanks and government institutions — and are published through a peer-review process in which those familiar with the study area ensure that there are no major flaws. Even for people who carry out research, ...

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29 9月.2017

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" — Albert Einstein One of the most important aspects of college work is research. In any college course, you will need to gather information, assess it, and present it in your own work. For many students, research is an intimidating and overwhelming process. But another way to look at the prospect of conducting research is that it is your turn to delv...

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29 9月.2017

To newcomers the world of academic studies can seem like a foreign land. But as with traveling, one can become quite comfortable over time by learning some of the language and basic customs. The following provides an overview of how studies are produced, their relevance and how they might be used. What is a scholarly study? When professors and researchers are not teaching, they are often working on academic studies. These are the ...

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22 9月.2017

•Scholarly journals are intended for an audience with knowledge of the subject that is being written about. If you are reading the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, not only do you need to know what thoracic surgery is, you’d better have a good knowledge of surgery or you’re not going to understand what you are reading. These journals are written for an audience that already knows the basics and wants in depth knowledge...

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22 9月.2017

•Popular periodicals, such as Newsweek, are intended for a general audience. You don’t need any special knowledge or skills to understand the articles in the magazine. You just need to be able to read at a basic level. •Articles in popular magazines are written by journalists who have training as journalists, but may not have specialized training in the subject they are writing about. For example, a journalist can write about a bi...

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18 9月.2017

(Taken from:  Lee, F., and Cronin, B. (2010). Research Quality Rankings of Heterodox Economics Journals in a Contested Discipline. American Journal of Economics and Sociology 69(5), pp.1109-1452. AJES-Nov-2010-RankingJournals.pdf)  (Bold Journals are the Heterodox Journals) JOURNAL JQES Quarterly Journal of Economics 1.279 Journal of Economic Literature 1.230 Journal of Economic Growth 0.885 ...

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15 9月.2017

As 2017 begins, indie authors and publishers are having to navigate a fast-growing industry filled with new opportunities, but one that also presents challenges related to that expansion. To find continued success in self-publishing, it has become more important to expand the definition of “self-published author” to encompass new roles and new formats. Self-publishing continues to expand, with ISBN registrations jumping 21% from 20...

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11 9月.2017

Scholarly journals are intended for an audience with knowledge of the subject that is being written about.If you are reading theJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, not only do you need to know what thoracic surgery is, you’d better have a good knowledge of surgery or you’re not going to understand what you are reading. These journals are written for an audience that already knows the basics and wants in depth knowledge, s...