Reporting the Outcomes
In the two chapters that comprise Stage V, the word publishing refers to issuing a research report in some form available to people other than the report's author. Thus, publishing outlets include such diverse media as theses, dissertations, books, booklets, articles in academic journals or popular magazines, newspaper accounts, encyclopedia entries, videos, radio and television programs, lectures, debates, panel discussions, presentations at professional conferences, microfilm, microfiche, computer renditions on the internet and worldwide web, and the like. Chapter 14, entitled "Where to Publish," identifies characteristics of such media that authors can profitably consider as they plan to disseminate the outcomes of their research.
Chapter 15, "How to Publish," guides researchers through typical steps in the process of selecting an appropriate publishing medium, casting the report in a suitable form, negotiating with editors, and carrying the project through to completion.