ERIC Number: ED471188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Talking Down "Writing Up" or Ten E-Mails Make a Conference Paper.
Kamler, Barbara; Thomson, Pat
This paper addresses the significant role that writing plays in research. It argues (using the form of 10 email conversations between the authors) that too often writing is oversimplified, consigned to the final "stage" of a research process and designated as "writing up." Research methodology texts and websites rarely discuss writing as integral to research practice. The advice postgraduate students receive not only glosses over the difficulties of constructing an extended argument but also of working within the genres and power relations of the academy. This paper interrogates the notion of "writing up" and its effects. It offers an alternative view of writing as research and research as writing. Contains 31 references. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Higher Education, Research Reports, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
Full text at: http://www.aare.edu.au/01pap/kam01166.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education (Fremantle, Australia, December 2-6, 2001).