5.2: Critique of three aspects of formal academic writing
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- When we critique a piece of formal academic writing, we need to ask: what are we actually evaluating?
- Three aspects which are often subject to critique are: methodology and methods; formal argument; informal argument.
- The effectiveness of a piece of academic writing will mainly be determined by the extent to which these aspects work in a coherent way to present a convincing case to the reader.
- A methodology is a particular way of approaching a research topic.
- No methodology can be entirely value-free.
- A method is a set of specific techniques which are used to gather and analyse data in response to a research question or problem.
- Methodologies are usually grouped, broadly into categories known as ‘quantitative’, ‘qualitative’ and ‘mixed methods’.
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