Education has continued to grow in stature and significance as an academic discipline. In addition to world renowned research studies the growth of education has been seen in the methodology and methods underpinning its research. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the research and methodology that is creating new understandings for education research, policy and practice. Over two volumes, the handbook addresses educational research in six essential components: Section 1: Understanding Research Section 2: Planning Research Section 3: Approaches to Research Section 4: Acquiring Data Section 5: Analysing Data Section 6: Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research Featuring contributions from more than 50 of the biggest names in the international field, The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research represents a very significant contribution to the development of education.

Communicating Research Findings

Communicating Research Findings
Mark Rickinson


This chapter focuses on communicating research findings, the part of the research process where research outcomes and outputs are made public. It considers why research communication matters, and why there are increasing calls for improved research communication within and beyond education. It proposes that responses to such calls need to start with how research communication is conceptualised, before considering what techniques and tools can make it more effective. It argues that certain understandings of research communication are more conducive to productive communication strategies than others. In particular, ones that see the research communication process as: integral rather than separate from research; involving indirect rather than direct connection; about engagement and learning rather than ...

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