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Title: Reviewing Manuscript for Publication Workshop KESSA 2014


1
Reviewing Manuscript for
Publication WorkshopKESSA 2014
  • Faith Maina Ph.D. (SUNY Oswego)
  • Kefa Otiso Ph.D. (Bowling Green)
  • Francis Koti Ph.D. (Northern Alabama)

2
Purpose
  • Overview of peer review process
  • Elements included in quality review
  • Practice review

3
Overview of Peer Review Process
4
Review Process
5
Elements included in quality review
6
Titles
  • Specific (differentiate from the thousands of
    articles in the area)
  • Concise (15 words or less)
  • Variables (what exactly is being studied)
  • Participants (who is in the study)
  • Main title and subtitle (specific variables)

7
Abstracts
  • Concise (100-250 words)
  • Purpose of study
  • Research methodology (qualitative)
  • Instruments (interviews, surveys, content
    analysis, observations)
  • Results (only highlights)

8
Introductions Literature Reviews
  • Introduce the problem area
  • Establish its importance
  • Provide an overview of the relevant literature
  • Show how the current study will advance knowledge
    in the area
  • Describe specific questions, purposes in the last
    paragraph of this section

9
Literature Reviews
  • Selective referencing (citing only important
    references)
  • Critical review (strengths and weaknesses of
    previously done studies)
  • Currency of the literature (published in recent
    years)
  • Limited use of direct quotes
  • Topic to topic (themes)
  • Coherent essay with logical transitions
  • Conceptual definition (brief)

10
Methodology
  • Setting (study site)
  • Population (who resides in that site)
  • Sampling
  • Instruments
  • Procedure

11
Sampling
  • Sample Population/ only those who participated in
    the study)
  • Diverse (if this is significant to the research
    question)
  • Demographics (age, gender, level of education,
    job group etc.)
  • Size (if small, consider profiling each
    participant)

12
Instruments
  • Interviews (actual interview schedule)
  • Focus group interviews (organized around themes)
  • Content analysis (documents, videos, pictures
    etc.)
  • Observation (observation schedule)

13
Procedure
  • Entry into study site
  • Letters seeking permission from relevant
    authorities
  • Informed consent for participants
  • Administration of instruments

14
Analysis and Results
  • Coding (method of analysis)
  • Trustworthiness
  • Member checking
  • Descriptions of observations
  • Clearly organized by themes (allow voice of
    participants to be heard through direct quotes)
  •  

15
Discussion, Conclusions Outcomes
  • Brief summary of purpose and highlights of
    results
  • Limitations (methodological flaws)
  • Link to literature (only work cited in the
    introduction and literature review)
  • Interpretation of results (offer explanation of
    unexpected findings)
  • Implications (what actions should be taken)
  • Future research (point to a specific direction)

16
References
  • Only the work cited in the text
  • APA style

17
Practice Exercise
18
Evaluating a ManuscriptPractice Exercise
  • For each one, rate the extent of appropriateness
    where 5 is the highest rating. N/A (not
    applicable) I/I (insufficient information to make
    a judgement)
  • Title
  • Very satisfactory 5 4 3 2 1 Very unsatisfactory
    NA I/I
  • Explain
  • Abstract
  • Very satisfactory 5 4 3 2 1 Very unsatisfactory
    NA I/I
  • Explain
  • Introduction
  • Very satisfactory 5 4 3 2 1 Very unsatisfactory
    NA I/I
  • Explain

19
Review Cont.
  • Literature
  • Very satisfactory 5 4 3 2 1 Very unsatisfactory
    NA I/I
  • Explain
  • Sample
  • Very satisfactory 5 4 3 2 1 Very unsatisfactory
    NA I/I
  • Explain
  • Instrument
  • Very satisfactory 5 4 3 2 1 Very unsatisfactory
    NA I/I
  • Explain

20
Review Cont.
  • Analysis Results
  • Very satisfactory 5 4 3 2 1 Very unsatisfactory
    NA I/I
  • Explain
  •  Discussion and Conclusion
  • Very satisfactory 5 4 3 2 1 Very unsatisfactory
    NA I/I
  • Explain
  •  

21
Providing Feedback
22
Role of Reviewer
  • Provide a rating (reject, invite major/minor
    revisions, accept)
  • Comments to authors
  • Professional and respectful tone
  • Corrective feedback
  • Confidential comments to associate editor
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