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Write Up and Research Translation

  • Saiyidi Mat Roni
  • Margaret Kristin Merga
  • Julia Elizabeth Morris
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Abstract

Now you know how to run and report statistical analyses, you will be keen to share your findings with the world at large. Very few researchers in contemporary research environments conduct research with the sole aim of producing a thesis; most of us want our findings to get out into schools, homes and communities and lead to change. An academic thesis is not always the most effective vehicle for achieving this!

Keywords

Journal article Thesis by publication Altmetrics Plain English reporting Translation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saiyidi Mat Roni
    • 1
  • Margaret Kristin Merga
    • 2
  • Julia Elizabeth Morris
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Business and LawEdith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationEdith Cowan UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.School of EducationEdith Cowan UniversityMount LawleyAustralia

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