vignette variations

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I was recently asked foran example of the use of vignette. Here it is.

There are many ways to write a journal article besidesthe standard Introduction followed by a Literature Review, Methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusion.

While there are not a lot of journals that appear to publish papers in alternative genres and styles, there are perhaps more than you might imagine. Editors are often quite keen to provide a variety of papers and approaches and this may be flagged in the journal’s mission statement, or via special issues intended to encourage new contributions to the journalcommunity.

Once a writer decides to abandon the conventional social science journal genre and locates a journal willing to publish, they must decide ontheir alternative approach. Manywriters turn to literary genres.

Here is one example of an approach to the paper introduction which is relatively common, the first person narrative. The example…

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