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Compendium for Early Career Researchers in Mathematics Education

  • Presents a state-of-the-art introduction for early career researchers into important theories and relevant empirical approaches for mathematics education

  • Makes recommendations for academic writing and publishing, for early career and experienced researchers

  • Gives an overview of essential journals in mathematics education research

Part of the book series: ICME-13 Monographs (ICME13Mo)

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Table of contents (27 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Empirical Methods

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Argumentation Analysis for Early Career Researchers

      • Christine Knipping, David A. Reid
      Pages 3-31Open Access
    3. Topic-Specific Design Research: An Introduction

      • Koeno Gravemeijer, Susanne Prediger
      Pages 33-57Open Access
    4. Interactional Analysis: A Method for Analysing Mathematical Learning Processes in Interactions

      • Marcus Schütte, Rachel-Ann Friesen, Judith Jung
      Pages 101-129Open Access
    5. The Research Pentagon: A Diagram with Which to Think About Research

      • Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs
      Pages 153-180Open Access
    6. Qualitative Text Analysis: A Systematic Approach

      • Udo Kuckartz
      Pages 181-197Open Access
    7. Problematising Video as Data in Three Video-based Research Projects in Mathematics Education

      • Man Ching Esther Chan, Carmel Mesiti, David Clarke
      Pages 199-218Open Access
  3. Important Mathematics Educational Themes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
    2. Approaching Proof in the Classroom Through the Logic of Inquiry

      • Ferdinando Arzarello, Carlotta Soldano
      Pages 221-243Open Access
    3. Gender and Mathematics Education: An Overview

      • Gilah C. Leder
      Pages 289-308Open Access
    4. The Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers

      • Björn Schwarz, Gabriele Kaiser
      Pages 325-343Open Access
  4. Academic Writing and Academic Publishing: Academic Writing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 345-345
    2. Pleasures, Power, and Pitfalls of Writing up Mathematics Education Research

      • Norma Presmeg, Jeremy Kilpatrick
      Pages 347-358Open Access

About this book

The purpose of this Open Access compendium, written by experienced researchers in mathematics education, is to serve as a resource for early career researchers in furthering their knowledge of the state of the field and disseminating their research through publishing. To accomplish this, the book is split into four sections: Empirical Methods, Important Mathematics Education Themes, Academic Writing and Academic Publishing, and a section Looking Ahead.

The chapters are based on workshops that were presented in the Early Career Researcher Day at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13). The combination of presentations on methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives shaping the field in mathematics education research, as well as the strong emphasis on academic writing and publishing, offered strong insight into the theoretical and empirical bases of research in mathematics education for early career researchers in this field. Based on these presentations, the book provides a state-of-the-art overview of important theories from mathematics education and the broad variety of empirical approaches currently widely used in mathematics education research.

This compendium supports early career researchers in selecting adequate theoretical approaches and adopting the most appropriate methodological approaches for their own research. Furthermore, it helps early career researchers in mathematics education to avoid common pitfalls and problems while writing up their research and it provides them with an overview of the most important journals for research in mathematics education, helping them to select the right venue for publishing and disseminating their work.


  • Empirical approaches for mathematics education research
  • Journals in mathematics education research
  • Academic writing and publishing
  • Early Career Researcher Day
  • 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education
  • ICME-13
  • Early career researchers in mathematics education
  • Open Access
  • Mathematics education research
  • Academic writing and publishing in mathematics education
  • ZDM
  • Mixed method studies
  • Mathematical learning processes
  • Methodological approaches in mathematics education
  • Theoretical approaches in mathematics education


“The Compendium is a great support for early career researchers who are already familiar with the field of mathematics education.” (MAA Reviews, March 8, 2020)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Gabriele Kaiser

  • Mathematics Department, Illinois State University, Normal, USA

    Norma Presmeg

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Compendium for Early Career Researchers in Mathematics Education

  • Editors: Gabriele Kaiser, Norma Presmeg

  • Series Title: ICME-13 Monographs

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-15635-0Published: 09 May 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-15636-7Published: 26 April 2019

  • Series ISSN: 2520-8322

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-8330

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 532

  • Number of Illustrations: 61 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Research Methods in Education, Writing Skills, Research Skills

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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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