chapter  10
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Writing Findings

Beginning to write your findings is among the most exciting and daunting steps in an interpretive description project. It is a stage you have imagined from the beginning-envisioning brilliant textual excerpts framed by elegant narrative and spiraling into breathtakingly novel and compelling conclusions. Needless to say, although writing the findings is quite different from the drudgery of writing up a literature review or the hard slogging of articulating the methodological approach, it does not typically “flow” in the manner that we might have imagined. There is an art to the writing that requires both patience and discipline, and you may make several false starts before you find the approach that will work for you and serve the demands of your particular research project.

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