Shifting Boundaries Between Academic and Creative Writing
Writing is central to research. All research involves communicating results in writing, but nevertheless the writing process is often considered to be external to the research process. It is common among researchers to think, ‘fi rst I do the research, and then I write down my results.’ Books on how to write an essay or thesis by following this approach have become a genre of their own. However, I shall recommend instead that the writing process is understood as an integral dimension of the research process. Therefore, I include a chapter on the academic writing process, its genres and styles.