A Conversation about Diversity in Research Writing Styles

Dr. Mark Williams,
Ping Wang
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In this paper we present a conversation arguing for the promotion of diversity in research writing styles. Indeed, the paper is formatted in an innovative manner as a dialogue. Beginning the conversation with a model of wisdom in teaching, learning, and writing, we discuss the question of different types of research writing styles from a number of respected philosophies and authorities. Influenced by heuristic inquiry and reflective phenomenology, our text is as much an artistic, poetic and philosophical reflection as it is an argument for respecting diversity in academic and research fields.

Keywords: Research writing styles, Diversity, Dialogue, Education
Stream: Other or Stream Unspecified
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Conversation about Diversity in Research Writing Styles, A

Dr. Mark Williams

Senior Lecturer, School of Management Information Systems Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University

Following my Bachelors degrees in Architecture and Mathematics from the University of WA, I worked in the architecture and building industry. I soon moved to the education arena working in tertiary, secondary and technical spheres, including three years as a computing consultant and trainer with the Republic of Kiribati. Gaining my doctorate in 1996 I moved to full-time graduate and undergraduate lecturing with the School of Management Information Systems at ECU. I also practice and research in the field of combining and interweaving computer-based and human art.

Ping Wang

Edith Cowan University

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