Norias and ferris wheels: benefits, interests and ethics in researching Venezuelan and Australian fairground people’s educational experiences

Anteliz, Emilio A. and Danaher, Geoff and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2001) Norias and ferris wheels: benefits, interests and ethics in researching Venezuelan and Australian fairground people’s educational experiences. Queensland Journal of Educational Research, 17 (2). pp. 221-236. ISSN 1329-0703

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Abstract

A research project that involves non-mobile academics researching the educational experiences of two communities of fairground people presents several ethical and methodological risks. The researchers argue, however, that such a project provides an opportunity for particular findings that might not arise in research conducted by fairground people alone. Drawing on Mikhail Bakhtin's (1986) concepts of 'outsidedness' and 'creative understanding', the authors posit a two-way flow of information and communication that benefits both the occupational Travellers and the researchers. These concepts enable the construction of a useful framework for analysing and negotiating the play of different interests in the context of both the research project and the contemporary university research environment, with broader implications for understanding and performing the ethics of educational research.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Ms Jodie Gunders
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2010 02:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: fairground people; outsidedness; creative understanding; ethics; educational research
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7165

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