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Section Six: Challenges in Writing, Voice, and Dissemination of Research
Subject: Educational Research (general)
Remember this old problem: “If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?” It serves as a model for the chapters in this Section Six, which address the question: “If a researcher does work that no one reads, is it research?” The three chapters in this section explore the public function of research, examining the ways in which various models of inquiry frame this stage of the developmental cycle and the major challenges—some often invisible—on which scholars are advised to reflect. They examine connections among research and representation, the politics of reporting, the notion of voice, and ...