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ERIC Number: EJ828232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Action Research and Academic Writing: A Conversation
Winter, Richard; Badley, Graham
Educational Action Research, v15 n2 p253-270 Jun 2007
Here is a conversation between two former colleagues about action research and academic writing. Richard Winter opens the discussion with a series of reflections on his work as an action researcher. These reflections include the key argument that action research is a noble cause because it is relevant to working life, has a practical impact and enriches what we do in our lives. In response, Graham Badley suggests that, given Richard's argument, academic writing might, for similar reasons, also be considered both as action research and as a noble cause. Richard replies with a concern that academic writing often becomes a commodity to be traded in the academic marketplace. Graham's final contribution to this dialogue is a commentary on academic competition and disagreement in academic writing. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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