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Research leadership in writing for publication : a theoretical framework

Murray, Rowena and Steckley, Laura and Macleod, Iain (2012) Research leadership in writing for publication : a theoretical framework. British Educational Research Journal, 38 (5). 765–781. ISSN 0141-1926

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Abstract

Academics experience difficulty in managing competing tasks, particularly in relation to writing for publication. In a study conducted on a writing retreat, analysis of data obtained from academic writers revealed that facilitative leadership provided at a writing retreat was central to managing task complexity and writing-related anxiety. The question remains, however, about how this leadership can be modelled in campus settings in order to continue to support academics in managing the complexity of their multiple roles as teachers, researchers and writers, beyond purely technical-rational approaches. This article outlines one approach to answering this question: it explains how containment theory was used to shed light on the leadership role at the writing retreat, and it proposes a model—strategic engagement—for the leadership role in writing for publication in campus settings.

Item type: Article
ID code: 35802
Keywords: research leadership, writing, publication, theoretical framework, Sociology, Education
Subjects: Social Sciences > Sociology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 15:05
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 09:49
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/35802

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