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I'm a social work researcher in Aotearoa New Zealand

15 top tips for revising journal articles

Originally posted on This Sociological Life:
Take a deep breath. No-one likes to have their precious writing critiqued, and it can be very easy to feel defensive and annoyed. But remember a condition of academic writing is that we expose…

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A call for papers for Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work: The renaissance of radical social work? Trans-Tasman perspectives

Originally posted on Social Work Research in New Zealand:
Social workers on both sides of the Tasman Sea are working hard to address the unrelenting tide of policies that aim to reduce the role of a welfare system  necessary to…

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The art and science of publishing: From becoming a peer reviewer to being a guest editor

Liz Beddoe and Carole Adamson Beginning career academics face the challenge of learning many new skills. That we will know certain arcane things is often taken for granted. One day an email will arrive asking you to anonymously review an … Continue reading

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Writing articles from your thesis

Writing articles from your thesis makes sense in so many ways: sharing findings, contributing to social work scholarship, ethical responsibility to your participants and other stakeholders. But a thesis can seem unwieldy when considering writing a 6000 word journal article. … Continue reading

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How to do a good peer review

The blinded peer review process is the bedrock of journal publishing ensuring holding the line about what is acceptable for publishing and what is not. There is an increasing demand for academics to publish quality papers and for editors to … Continue reading

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How to write a book review

So you want to start writing- take  the plunge and think about 2014 being the year that you write your first book review. Here are some tips I have gleaned along the way as a reviewer. And for those readers … Continue reading

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Why publish from your MSW Thesis?

I want to start with a quote from the work of Lorraine Muller PhD, an Indigenous Australian researcher who explains the importance of sharing the knowledge you have gained through conducting research. Circular learning reflects the responsibility to knowledge. Knowledge … Continue reading

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Ok maybe I will write it up for the journal!

“Much of the advocacy task of social work is in translating events and action and needs into the right language for the audience. So it’s all about making those connections. With writing, I struggled with the tension between using the … Continue reading

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‘Doing a poster presentation at a conference’

Conferences almost always have more abstracts submitted than can be successfully fitted into a programme. The programme is determined by the number of rooms available for concurrent session. The ‘scientific’ or “academic’ committee will often rank submissions if they feel … Continue reading

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How to write a great conference abstract and get picked!

An academic abstract can be likened to a miniature work of art. It is an academic promo for a larger academic production. Within the confines of only a few hundred words, a clearly written abstract affords a bird’s-eye view and … Continue reading

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