chapter  10
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Writing Findings

SETTING THE STAGE Beginning to write your fi ndings is among the most exciting and daunting steps in any research 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 fi ndings is quite diff erent from the drudgery of writing up a literature review or the hard slogging of articulating the nuances of your methodological strategy, it typically tends not to “fl ow” 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 fi nd the approach that will work for you and serve the demands of your particular research project.