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Title Constructing methodology for qualitative research : researching education and social practices / edited by Bobby Harreveld, Mike Danaher, Celeste Lawson, Bruce Allen Knight, Gillian Busch
Published London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Series Palgrave studies in education research methods
Palgrave studies in education research methods.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; Contributors for Editors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction; Constructing Qualitative Researchers; Constructing Methodology; A Coda; References; Chapter 2: A Non-binary Methodological Manoeuvre: Expert Quantitative and€Novice Qualitative Researcher; Introduction to€My Manoeuvres and€Where That Might Lead; Family Life, Early Research, and€Quantitative Methods; The Shift to€Qualitative Research; Major Shift to€Qualitative Research in€Master of€Education; Transferable Skills: Things I€Found Easy; 1. Time Commitment; 2. Long-Term Commitment
3. Taking Notes4. Critical Review and€Context; 5. The€Importance of€the€Right Method; Challenges: Things I€Found Hard and€How Being Non-binary Helped; 1. The€Words and€Sentences; 2. Digesting the€Content; Bringing It All Together; Conclusion: Where to€from€Here; References; Chapter 3: Dipping Qualitative Toes into a€Quantitative Worldview: Methodological Manoeuvres in€a€Multicultural Context; Introduction; Choosing a€Methodology-Ethnography; The Issues: Site Selection, Research Methods, Approvals; Site Selection; Insider Status; Choosing the€Research Methods; Approvals
Lessons from€Data GatheringLessons from€Data Analysis; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Navigating the€Path Between Positivism and€Interpretivism for€the Technology Academic Completing Education Research; Introduction; Thinking: How We€Interpret the€World; Technology and€the€Positivist Epistemology; Taking the€Positivist to€Education; Educating the€Technologist About Epistemology; Developing a€More Comprehensive Personal Epistemology; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: A Bricoleur Approach to€Navigating the€Methodological Maze; Introduction; Entering the€Maze-Risky Business
Inside the€Maze: Navigating Your WayEmerging from€the€Maze: Negotiation with€Self; Negotiating Case Study; Negotiating Phenomenology; Negotiating Grounded Theory; Arriving at Your Destination: Researcher-as-Bricoleur; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Manoeuvring Through the€Maze of€Methodology: Constructing the€Research-Ready Embodied RHD Student; Introduction; Becoming a€RHD Student at CQU; The Research Process-History and€Structure; Methodology; Discussion: Construction Sites; Discussion: Having Spaces and€Places to€Manoeuvre; Choice of€Assessment Content, Discussion
Scaffolding Across the€Four Assessment PiecesConstructing the€Qualitative RHD Student; Transformation of€Students; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: Elements of€a€Fusionist Ontology: Paradigmatic Choices in€Understanding the€Reasons for€Career Change; Introduction; Making the€First Manoeuvre: Formulating a€Research Topic; Ontological Manoeuvres: Elements of€a€Fusionist Ontology; Epistemological Approach Towards Multiple Social Realities; Methodological Manoeuvres and€a€Grounded Theory Approach; The Final Manoeuvres to€"Becoming"; Implications; Conclusion; References
Summary This book explores the webs of vulnerability in methodological decision-making that illustrate the deceptive strength of qualitative research. Each chapter will resonate with readers differently as they read themselves into the tensions and tangles of qualitative research when confronted with the challenges of estabilishing methodological frameworks for educational and social enquiry. The authors are postgraduate, early career researchers and supervisors who analyse their methodological encounters with the nimble, fluid, messy and iterative processes of qualitative research. The book flows structurally from positioning the researcher within these processes to the manoeuvring of self across necessarily selective social science disciplines in education, arts and humanities. It rejuvenates the pioneering spirit, the sense of mission and innovativeness of qualitative research. Bobby Harreveld is Professor of Education and Deputy Dean (Research) in the School of Education & the Arts at Central Queensland University, Australia. She works in postgraduate early career researcher education, learning transitions and professional education pathways. She is co-author of Deschooling L'earning: Young Adults and the New Spirit of Capitalism. Mike Danaher is Senior Lecturer of History and Geography at Central Queensland University, Australia. He has published in the fields of environmental and geographical education. He is co-author of Researching Education with Marginalized Communities. Bruce Allen Knight is Professor of Education at Central Queensland University, Australia. He has more than 200 publications and worked on large research projects worth more than AUD$5 million from such granting bodies as the Australian Research Council. Celeste Lawson is Lecturer and Head of the Professional Communication Program at Central Queensland University, Australia. Her research interests include policing, police culture, organisational communication and social media in an organisational context. Gillian Busch is Senior Lecturer in Education at Central Queensland University, Australia. Gillian has methodological expertise in qualitative approaches including ethnomethodology and conversation analysis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 6, 2016)
Subject Education -- Research -- Methodology
Qualitative research.
Social research & statistics.
Higher & further education, tertiary education.
EDUCATION -- Essays.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Reference.
Education -- Research -- Methodology.
Qualitative research.
Form Electronic book
Author Harreveld, Bobby, 1952- editor.
Danaher, Mike, 1960- editor.
Lawson, Celeste, editor
Knight, Bruce Allen, editor.
Busch, Gillian, editor
ISBN 9781137599438