Key writing challenges of practice-based doctorates

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dc.contributor.author San Miguel, Caroline en_US
dc.contributor.author Nelson, Cynthia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:02:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T13:02:06Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006007513 en_US
dc.identifier.citation San Miguel Caroline and Nelson Cynthia 2007, 'Key writing challenges of practice-based doctorates', Pergamon, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 71-86. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1475-1585 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1064
dc.description.abstract Building on the increasing interest within English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in postgraduate literacy development, this article examines the complexities of writing research at the academic/professional interface. It analyses two literature reviews by professional doctorate students at an Australian university who were writing research in their first language, English, about issues arising from their areas of professional practice. One of the student texts received a mostly negative evaluation from the disciplinary marker while the other received a mostly positive evaluation. Our analysis of the two texts identifies some key challenges of writing practice-based research, namely, framing a real-world problem as a research issue; incorporating one s own (and others ) professional knowledge; and using the literature to contextualise and theorise the issue under investigation. We propose that EAP-style pedagogies involving guided analysis of issues like these within research texts may benefit not only students writing in an L2 but also those struggling to write in their L1, and that more nuanced understandings of the textual expectations of practice-based research are needed so that student writers can learn to produce knowledge that will count within the academy. en_US
dc.publisher Pergamon en_US
dc.title Key writing challenges of practice-based doctorates en_US
dc.parent Journal of English for Academic Purposes en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 71 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 86 en_US
dc.cauo.name ELSSA en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130300 en_US
dc.personcode 930316 en_US
dc.personcode 960396 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Specialist Studies in Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Academic literacy;Thesis/dissertation writing; Practice-based research; Professional doctorate; Nursing research; English for academic purposes en_US
dc.staffid 960396 en_US


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