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Unformatted text preview: ScWk 240 Week 15 Edward Cohen, Ph.D. Page 1 ScWk 240 Research Methods and Design Week 15 December 5, 2008 San José State University Edward Cohen, Ph.D. • SOTES administration • Reminder: Final paper due by 5pm Wednesday 12/10. Must be electronic version by email. Send paper as one document only . • Writing an Abstract • Questions about Final Paper, Affinity Groups, and Individual Consultation • Only new book for 242: Weinbach, R. W., & Grinnell, R. M. Jr. (2006). Statistics for social workers (7 th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Writing an Abstract I. The Abstract is a very brief summary of your study: A. Study objective B. Justification C. A few points from literature review (including theory used) D. Research questions, hypotheses E. Methods F. Results (not for the 240/242 papers) G. Implications II. In completed studies, the Abstract is reported in the past tense. For yours, like the rest of your paper written as a proposal, it should be written in the future tense (e.g. “This study will your paper written as a proposal, it should be written in the future tense (e....
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