Monographs are documents that are aimed at describing, deepening or exposing opinions on a specific topic, without going too wild or dealing with topics parallel to it. They can be written by as many people as they want, and their length can be as long as the topic that is exposed allows it. The important thing is that they be systematic, complete and extensive works on the subject that you want to publicize and comment on. Examples of monographs
Next we will see several examples of monographs , a brief comment on each one of them and, also, we will comment on the main parts that every monograph should have.
15 examples of monographs
Monographs are documents, whether written by a single person or by several, in which a specific topic is exposed for which pertinent information has been collected from different sources. This is the most used genre for the presentation of research, deep reflections and academic works in general.
Although only one topic is discussed, the monograph presents and approaches it from different points of view, trying to get the most out of it and provide the greatest amount of data to its readers, in addition to exposing the opinions, perspectives and considerations of the author.
Parts of the monograph
Regardless of its length, a monograph must be a systematic, complete and extensive work which contributes in some way to expand and present a new vision of the original topic raised. It can be as long as the subject allows and the author wishes to elaborate, in addition to being structured in as many chapters as you want, however, the monographs follow the same structure.
Many monographs are preceded by a brief summary which offers the reader a quick and general overview of the content presented in the work, in addition to being accompanied by keywords that identify the main topics. Examples of monographs
The introduction is the part of the work that provides the reader with the conceptual tools necessary to address the research topic that is going to be presented. This part allows the reader to know the context and the ideas that are required to really understand what is explained in the monograph . In addition, it can give methodological and bibliographic information that is important to be acquired before going into more detail.
The development is the main part of the monograph and consists of all the chapters that delve into the material or the exposed topic , addressing the research topic from different perspectives and trying to cover all the points, opinions, current situation of the matter in an organized way.
In the conclusions part, the investigation is closed, giving the reader the possible answers found after having read the work . Ideally, this part works as an extensive summary of everything that has been exposed in the monograph but, also, provides a perspective or final reflection that will mark the reader in one way or another once all the arguments have been presented. motives and personal interpretations of the author or authors of the work.
The bibliography is the section in which the bibliographic references used by the author to elaborate his monograph are shown. Here you can read the titles of other monographs such as articles, thesis and final degree projects, as well as books, audiovisual materials and other sources of reference. It is an important part of the work, since it helps the reader to consult the works where the information presented in the material that has just been read comes from , allowing them to delve deeper into the subject. Examples of monographs
The part of the annexes is a section that, although it is not always present in a job, is quite useful. In it, all the graphic, photographic or illustrative material that has been mentioned throughout the development of the text is exposed and that, due to space issues, have not been exposed to its maximum extent in the body of the monograph. In the annexes section we have these documents organized to facilitate their consultation after having read a specific paragraph in the text that mentions them.
Some examples of real monographs, explained
Next we are going to see the titles of 15 examples of monographs of all kinds of topics, in addition to briefly explaining what they are about.
1. Contribution of the slogan ‘firm hand, big heart’ to the victory of Álvaro Uribe Vélez’s political campaign for the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia in 2002
This monograph seeks to demonstrate how the slogan used in Álvaro Uribe’s political campaign, “Firm hand, big heart”, earned him the presidency of Colombia in 2002, since it is an example of the application of the classic commercial marketing formula. This work analyzes this formula and relates it to the political value, the simplification of a short but powerful message that, being simple, is easy to grasp by the target audience and facilitates their adherence to the political campaign. .
Added to this, this work has as its main contributions the reflection on the characteristics that make a slogan effective and how it can contribute to something so seemingly unrelated as marketing to win the presidency of a country. Examples of monographs
2. Islamic fortification in the upper Duero versus Christian fortification in the upper Duero
This monograph describes and exposes the theories about the architectural style practiced between the 9th and 11th centuries in the Upper Duero, a period that includes the end of the Roman influence on the art of the region, succeeded by the Islamic and later replaced by the Christian, sign of the change of political powers and social hierarchies that occurred in the territory. This work exposes how the construction of buildings was during two centuries in which the exchange and cultural enrichment was well present .
3. Prescription of Antibacterials at the Santa María Health Post
Infectious diseases have been that invisible enemy that has caused the death of millions of human beings throughout its history. The discovery of antibiotics led to the defeat of this enemy, making death from infections of microorganisms a part of the past. Despite this, the “antibiotic pax” that many scientists claimed to have achieved was ruined by the surprising spread of a new disease that, today, has no cure: AIDS.
Infectious diseases have not been eradicated and, in fact, the situation looks worse. Antibiotic resistance is a widely studied phenomenon, something that will make our medicines today not work in the future. For this reason, it is necessary to learn more about the operation of these antibacterial drugs, delve into the current panorama and discover what alternatives the scientific community proposes, something that is explored in this monograph. Examples of monographs
4. Youth and Information Technologies in the United Nations framework
This monograph on youth and information technologies (ICT) is a document that offers data on the current situation of young people in the Basque Country in relation to access to this type of technology , collecting reports prepared by the United Nations in its commitment to promoting the management and greater democratization of ICTs, placing special emphasis on the most disadvantaged young women.
5. Peer bullying
This document is a description of the history, definition, types and perspectives of bullying, what causes it and what consequences it implies, in addition to proposing prevention measures to prevent this phenomenon from occurring among young schoolchildren. To carry out this research, its authors interviewed different educational professionals and psychopedagogues in order to find out what the intervention of this problem is like at an educational level.
A bibliographic search was also carried out, which has been collected with the intention of informing parents, teachers, students and institutions of this problem, that they become aware and take measures to detect and prevent it. It is essential that parents improve communication with their children and that institutions develop strategies to foster a more favorable school environment for their students, based on respect and understanding.
6. Study for the implementation of cultural tourist attractions in the Barranco de Cuenca
This work recognizes and exposes the tourist potential of the Barranco de Cuenca (Ecuador) but also raises awareness of the lack of activities and the need to promote it in terms of tourism. This monograph raises the possibility of implementing a cultural offer in this region and, for this, some relevant concepts related to the field of tourism are analyzed and valued with the strengths of the Barranco. Examples of monographs
Through this work it has been possible to find out which are the cultural activities that are preferred by tourists in the region, which specific places would be the most appropriate to carry out such activities, on which days of the week it is more convenient to organize them, the time of day , the necessary facilities… Finally, after obtaining different data, the monograph is closed with a proposal for the adaptation and execution of the cultural activities, as well as including the project’s cartographic map in the annexes.
7. Comprehensive health care model. Contribution from the practice of the family and community medicine residency
This monograph presents a comprehensive health care model with a practical system based on the biopsychosocial approach of the individual, aimed at both healthy and pathological populations and incorporating special emphasis on the prevention dimension. At work, the importance of health is highlighted, both as a right and as a public good, which is built and developed throughout daily life.
The work in question describes the activities carried out by the residents of Family and Community Medicine in San Antonio (Uruguay) during the period 1999-2001, based on the principles of a comprehensive health care model. This monograph is intended to reflect on the changes that are possible to introduce in the health care of a community from the practical incorporation of the theoretical foundations acquired during this training period.
8. School coexistence: a necessary, possible and complex task
This monograph highlights several questions about promoting coexistence at school . This is an issue that needs to be considered, taking into account several factors and aspects that affect the development of student interactions, awakening different action plans. The idea presented in the work is the need to establish a school coexistence system that allows accompanying the growth of children, adolescents and young people, promoting their development as future citizens.
It also mentions the fact that in practice many educational institutions apply a coexistence system with difficulty, since this is neither easy nor simple task and the educational projects designed for this purpose are suspended, abandoned or postponed. The author of this text is interested in presenting and developing some reflections on this issue, in addition to sharing his proposals. Examples of monographs
9. Contemporary Mexico
It is an individual study on contemporary Mexico, explaining the social, cultural and economic changes that occurred during the forty years that comprise the period 1970 -2010. It explains how the passage of time has motivated changes in different actors and structures of modern Mexican society , increasing some social sectors, harming others and changing the social fabric. Topics such as school dropouts, the “nini” phenomenon, the creation of new companies and the brain drain abroad are addressed.
10. In what way does the creation of the “kibbutz” affect the origin of the State of Israel between the years 1900 to 1948?
This monograph addresses the ideological origins of the current State of Israel as a project that was still emerging at the beginning of the 20th century. The history of Israel and Palestine begins in 1880, when the Jewish people look for their own territory. After the end of the First World War, Great Britain took control of Palestine and prepared it for future independence, an idea that was hampered by the appearance of the “kibbutz”, organizations led by the Zionist movement that had the clear idea of establishing the State of Israel in Palestine, as its holy nation was historically conceived.
These organizations managed to buy land, dominate the region economically, promote Jewish immigration and instill some Zionist sentiments in the British, fostering the increasingly shared idea that this land was more typical of the Jews than those of those who already lived there. the Palestinian Arabs. Although in 1947 Great Britain proposed the creation of two states, Israel and Palestine, in 1948 political interests imposed the creation of only Israel and left the Palestinians without land.
11. What musical elements present in the first two Black Sabbath albums determine the creation of the heavy metal style?
This interesting work addresses the problem of defining heavy metal from a purely musical point of view . The monograph focuses on looking for the most primitive origins of the style and ends in the style of a specific band: Black Sabbath, considered as the creator of this style or, at least, the one that “standardized” it, being their first album , named after the band, the one that laid the foundations of this musical trend. Examples of monographs
The work asks and delves into the characteristics of the first two albums of the group as those works that could be considered what has served other heavy metal groups to have a style reference and compose their music using universal criteria of the genre to the compositions that can be found on these two discs. The work considers that this style drinks a lot from blues and learned music.
12. The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control
Tobacco continues to be a serious cause of death in the developed world and a serious public health problem, with economic, political, social, cultural and biomedical implications. These factors have been taken into account when designing interventions to control tobacco and avoid its consumption . This monograph examines the economic aspects of tobacco control, reviews the scientific evidence about the current scientific basis of its impact on health, the economic problems that it entails from when it is grown to when it is sold, and the policies implemented to avoid its use. consumption.
13. How does the creation of unconventional promotions influence the attraction of new customers and the maintenance of sales at the Porto Café restaurant?
This research describes the particular case of “Porto Café”, a micro-business founded in 2010 in Guayaquil, Ecuador by the hand of chef Carmen Alvarado.
The objective of this establishment was to be a viable job, where breakfasts, lunches and typical Peruvian dishes were offered, being the specialty of the local. However, due to problems with the location of the establishment, the company has been losing customers and it has been necessary to change marketing strategies . This monograph focuses on what strategies have been applied to change the fortunes of “Porto Café”
14. Methods of measuring unattainable heights using Trigonometric Ratios, the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines
Trigonometry is mathematical knowledge that focuses on studying the relationships between angles and the sides of triangles. This part of mathematics arose to be able to calculate heights and distances that with more manual techniques were either an odyssey or were impossible. The objective of this work is indeed to evaluate different methods of measuring unattainable heights , based on the angles and distances found in their calculation. A building is measured in different ways to later compare the results obtained by each method and define which is the most accurate. Examples of monographs
15. The Congress of the Republic after 1991
This is a monograph that delves into the trends and strengthening of the Colombian legislative branch after the application of reforms and proposals presented in the Colombian Congress after the application of the 1991 Constitution . Studying the legislative acts and defining more specifically what the author understands by “institutional strengthening”, based on the separation of the functions of political power, the expansion of functions and the generation of new conditions to control the internal balances of the governmental system.