Research with as opposed to: educational ethnography and challenging modernist notions of the researcher and the researched

Paul H Smith

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    Abstract

    This paper challenges modernist conceptions of research. It offers a critique of the increasing dominance of this investigatory style in educational research. It draws upon insights from sociologists of education and ethnographers to indicate the value that qualitative methods continue to offer scholars who are attempting to understand educational settings and identities. The paper calls for all research to be valued and for academics to challenge the dominance of any one research paradigm. This it is argued can be partially achieved by blurring the lines between the researcher and researched, that are increasingly being established in many research communities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2012
    EventSecond International Conference on Value and Virtue in Practice-based Research: Articulating Our Values and Virtues - York St John University, York, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Jul 2012 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceSecond International Conference on Value and Virtue in Practice-based Research
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityYork
    Period11/07/12 → …

    Keywords

    • Educational ethnography, modernism, insider research, qualitative investigation

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