There is no single blueprint for conducting research appropriate for all aspects of education and then writing it up as a research paper or report. Education is such a vast multifaceted discipline that can involve a variety of research goals and methodologies.
Still, there are skills common to researching and writing most education papers even though the subject matter of the papers may be quite distinct.
On the following pages you'll find an overview of strategies for researching and writing a paper on most education topics. Please contact me or any of the Subject Specialists if you have questions or special research needs. The research guide, Educational Research, should also prove useful.