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.

Writing in EDucation Research

Writing in education research

Research is complete only when the results are shared with the scientific community.

—American Psychological Association (2001, p. 3)

Writing is a practice that connects members of the academic community. It provides cultural capital, builds a knowledge base, and translates into economic capital. It is the prime artifact of the scholarly process, the trail of breadcrumbs we leave to show our path of inquiry. Given the importance of writing in the practice of research, it is too easily thought of as a “one size fits all” model. But there are many ways to write, many sets of standards for judging writing, and many theorizations of communicating research results. Not surprisingly, given the diversity of perspectives in education research, the case ...

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