Friday, March 25, 2005

Document Standard

Introduction

This is the standard for documentation used in this blog.

Discussion

Citing

This is the citing standard used in the blog. Citing in the text follows this pattern:

  Some sentence (AuthorSurname1 & AuthorSurname2 Year:FromPage-ToPage).

Example: Writers should be credited for their work and their writing (Hillard 2004).

or

  AuthorSurname1 & AuthorSurname2 (Year:FromPage-ToPage) some sentence.

Example: Hillard (2004) says that writers should be credited for their work and their writing.

There exists at least as many citing standards as there are university faculties in the world, so I'm relying instead on tables when writing reference lists. References follows this pattern:

Usually, I write from the top of my head. However, I also try my best to check the facts. This is sometimes difficult to do, and if a citation is missing but needed, this will be written as "(citation needed)".

References

Author Hillard, Van E.
Year 2004
Title Citing Sources
Place Durham, NC
Publisher Duke University Libraries
Retrieved Friday, March 25, 2005 from http://library.duke.edu/research/guides/citing/

Author Kernighan, Brian W. & Ritchie, Dennis M.
Year 1988
Title C-programmering: The C Programming Language
Place Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Publisher Prentice Hall

Document Structure

Documents should follow the structure: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion (IMRAD). Each page should consist, at least, of some of these parts:

Introduction
What problem was studied?
Program (Methods)
How was the problem studied? The program is the "materials" and "methods" used.
Output (Results)
What were the findings? The "results" obtained from running the program.
Discussion
What do these findings mean? A conclusion or a summary.
Conclusion
A conclusion or a summary.
References
Reference list.
Resources
Resources are sometimes added for more information elsewhere that could be of interest.

IMRAD Formatting

<h1>Introduction</h1>
<h1>Program</h1>
<h1>Output</h1>
<h1>Discussion</h1> 
<h1>References</h1><ul><li></li></ul>
<h1>Resources</h1><ul><li></li></ul>

Reference Formatting

<table border="0">
  <tr>
    <th class="ezine">Reference</th>
    <td class="ezine"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th class="ezine">Author</th>
    <td class="ezine"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th class="ezine">Year</th>
    <td class="ezine"><td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th class="ezine">Title</th>
    <td class="ezine"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th class="ezine">Place</th>
    <td class="ezine"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th class="ezine">Publisher</th>
    <td class="ezine"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th class="ezine">Retrieved</th>
    <td class="ezine"></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th class="ezine">URL</th>
    <td class="ezine"></td>
  </tr>
</table>
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