The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education stimulates and encourages students, faculty, and educational practitioners, including individuals in education, government, and the private sector who conduct applied and policy-oriented educational research, to place the pursuit of ideas at the epicentre of their research-from framing meaningful problems to identifying and addressing key challenges to the reporting and dissemination of their findings.

Challenges in Writing, Voice, and Dissemination of Research

Challenges in Writing, Voice, and Dissemination of Research
Challenges in writing, voice, and dissemination of research

Introductory Essay

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 ...

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