Research Writing and Dissemination

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Book Chapter


This chapter begins by reinforcing the integral role of writing and dissemination in the research process, while acknowledging that writing and dissemination practices vary from discipline to discipline, field to field. Despite these differences, there are characteristics and processes that most research writing and dissemination have in common, and these are discussed here. From the general structure of a research report to the importance of writing throughout the research process, key aspects of research writing are addressed after which dissemination and publishing are defined and major and emerging forms of publication are described. The chapter concludes with a discussion of peer review and the ethics of authorship.

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Kennan, M. A., & Thompson, K. M. (2018). Research writing and dissemination. In K. Williamson, & G. Johanson (Eds.), Research methods: Information, systems, and contexts (2nd ed., pp. 517-534). Elsevier- Hanley and Belfus Inc.