Dissertation and Journal Article Writing Skills in Financial Economics: A Practical Guide

Ojwang’ George Omondi

Abstract


Doctoral dissertations result from extensive critical reading, presentation of research papers and generation of knowledge. It is all premised on research. In deed, research involves formal investigation, publication and dissemination of a report among peers for evaluation which ultimately generates knowledge and enhances paradigm shifts. In essence, dissertation writing guidelines and constant feedbacks from superiors direct the course of dissertaion writing. However, for journal articles, professional peer reviewers working with editorial boards evaluate conformity with journal guidelines and accepted standard practices. Hence, it is essential that despite its difficulty, writing must be undertaken to validate research. Doctoral students should plan their writing  within their first year of course work so that they write up as they progress with their study. Consequently, this paper argues that students opting for dissertation writing without course work are myopic as they would not to able to perform academic duties of guiding other researchers and more importantly, they would not write quality research work themselves.

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