Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Empirical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christine Knipping, David A. Reid
      Pages 3-31 Open Access
    3. Koeno Gravemeijer, Susanne Prediger
      Pages 33-57 Open Access
    4. Marcus Schütte, Rachel-Ann Friesen, Judith Jung
      Pages 101-129 Open Access
    5. Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs
      Pages 153-180 Open Access
    6. Udo Kuckartz
      Pages 181-197 Open Access
    7. Man Ching Esther Chan, Carmel Mesiti, David Clarke
      Pages 199-218 Open Access
  3. Important Mathematics Educational Themes

  4. Academic Writing and Academic Publishing: Academic Writing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Norma Presmeg, Jeremy Kilpatrick
      Pages 347-358 Open 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

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriele Kaiser
    • 1
  • Norma Presmeg
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentIllinois State UniversityNormalUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Compendium for Early Career Researchers in Mathematics Education
  • Editors Gabriele Kaiser
    Norma Presmeg
  • Series Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • Series Abbreviated Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-15635-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-15638-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-15636-7
  • 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
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“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)