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Bryman & Bell: Business Research Methods International 4e

Chapter 22: Web links

Style and appropriate language
Remember that your writing should be free of sexist, racist language. The British Sociological Association provides some useful guidelines on this issue, which can be found here:


The Social Text Affair
Alan Sokal is a Professor of Physics at New York University, and this site takes you to his web page which contains links to some interesting articles he has written on The ?Social Text Affair?.


Forum: Qualitative Social Research

This issue of the Forum: Qualitative Social Research contains a number of articles about subjectivity and reflexivity in qualitative research; an important element in the writing up of research.

Ethnographic writing

This article on the Social Research Update Web site is written by Martyn Hammersley. It gives detailed advice about how ethnographers can go about writing up their findings.

Writing guide

This guide is provided by the Language Centre at the Asian Institute of Technology and it covers all of the different elements typically involved in writing up business research.

Writing up your PhD

This piece by Dr Andrew Colman goes through some of the pitfalls that face a student who is attempting to write up their PhD.