Writing for Publication: Transitions and Tools that Support Scholars’ Success - Mary Renck Jalongo, Olivia N. Saracho 2016
Writing the Discussion
From Mixed-Methods Research to a Journal Article
Conference Proposals and Article Types
The discussion section might include summarizing the findings, arriving to some conclusions, validating/legitimating the data interpretations, and reformulating the research question(s) to guide researchers with future studies.
After summarizing the findings, researchers arrive at some conclusions. For example, in the study of doctoral students’ reading of empirical research described earlier, Benge and colleagues (2010) concluded that
reading ability likely plays an important role in the learning context. Moreover, the negative relationship between levels of reading ability and some of the emergent themes and meta-themes suggests that inadequate reading ability can place a student at risk of not learning the skills necessary to be a consumer of research…by not reading key empirical articles. As such, interventions aimed at improving reading ability among doctoral students likely might help to address their research needs. (p. 71)