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Navigating the Pitfalls in Research: Avoiding Common Errors While Writing a Paper

Issued Date: 7th February 2024

Published Date: 12th February 2024


Author Affiliations: Minoti Karnik


Abstract:

As a concept and a practice, research is extremely nuanced and requires scientific understanding and precision. However, it is possible that minuscule mistakes made may reduce the credibility of the research paper. This article meticulously examines common errors in research, with the aim of creating awareness amongst researchers. Its objective is to assist in the avoidance of these pitfalls, ultimately enhancing the polish of research papers. Moreover, practical strategies for rectifying these errors are provided, along with a discussion on the potential repercussions associated with each mistake. This article delves into all integral aspects of a research paper and highlights prevalent errors associated with the same. It covers topics from scratch such as, choosing an appropriate research topic, establishing the balance between the acknowledgement of objectivity in quantitative research and subjectivity in qualitative research. Additionally, it addressed trivial but prominent errors such as formatting, grammatical errors, and citation accuracy. Furthermore, the article also explores key considerations in data collection, interpretation and results. Lastly, keeping in line with recent developments, the article elucidates guidelines for navigating the use of artificial intelligence while writing a research paper.

 

Keywords:

Research · References · Statistics · Research Structure · Data Interpretation · Analysis



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