Research reports

 
 
 

“I-disease"

23 February 2014
We’ve all been cautioned against it—this great sin against good writing. “I ..., I ..., I ... .” So what’s the alternative? The one we most commonly see is another sin in the writer’s Bible: the passive voice . . .

Negative Findings

2 February 2014
When you conduct a block of research—whether it’s for yourself, a client, or an academic paper—how do you handle negative findings? Do you simply state “A search of XYZ turned up nothing?” Or do you record, in detail, the parameters used for your search? . . .