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Some Research and Writing Tips (PART 1: Research)

26 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2014 Last revised: 6 Mar 2015

Ben Jacobsen

Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society; New Zealand Institute of Advanced Study

Date Written: December 21, 2014

Abstract

This guide gives tips on how to do (quantitative) research and on how to write it up. These insights seem to hold throughout all (social) sciences. I illustrate them using examples from finance and economics. My main goal is to save budding researchers time by preventing them from doing bad research and helping them to attract attention to their research by writing it better. My insights are based on learning from the best and from many of my own time-wasting mistakes over the last twenty-five years.

Keywords: Research, Writing, Finance, Economics, Social Sciences

JEL Classification: A1, B1, C1, D1, E1, F1, G1, H1, I1, J1, L1, M1, N1, O1, P1, Q1, R1, Y1, Z1

Suggested Citation

Jacobsen, Ben, Some Research and Writing Tips (PART 1: Research) (December 21, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2541366 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2541366

Ben Jacobsen (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society ( email )

Warandelaan 2
TIAS Building
Tilburg, Noord Brabant 5037 AB
Netherlands

New Zealand Institute of Advanced Study ( email )

Auckland
New Zealand

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