What is research monographs?
Research Monographs are “separately published reports on original research that are too long, too specialized, or otherwise unsuitable for publication in one of the standard journals. Each Monograph is self-contained, frequently summarizes existing theory or practice before presenting the author’s original and previously unpublished work, and is likely to be one of a series of such research monographs in the same field.” However, it may be added that ordinarily a monograph is a short treatise. It differs from a treatise in the same that it is a work done on a more limited scale. Otherwise both have the same features and serve same purposes. A research monograph presents results of original research.
Creativity and the prepared mind, by Ray Hyman (National Art Education Association, Research Monographs), Washington, DC, national Art Education Association.