Chapter 12: Analyzing and Reporting Data: Empirical Research Articles

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Chapter 12 discusses empirical research articles as drawing on observable data (e.g., from interviews, surveys, document analyses, reflections, and narratives) to offer evidence for a particular aim or question. This chapter also presents a flexible guide to the organization and composition of empirical articles along with a discussion of the benefits and complexities of writing them.

Discussion Questions

  1. Are you sitting on some empirical research about learning and teaching in higher education that you have not found time to write about?
  2. Which of our Guiding Questions do you think you need to answer to write your article? What other questions are important for you to tackle?
  3. Which outlets would you consider writing your research article for?

Related Book Resources

Guiding Questions for Planning, Revising, and Refining an Empirical Research Article: [PDF] [DOCX]